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Basil Simonenko
Sutton in Craven
Thursday, November 12, 2009 20:03
re hole in railings
Hi everyone! I noticed a square hole in the black railings opposite the Bull pub in Sutton by the beck. The hole is about a foot or so above the wall and actualy has a square metal frame sitting in the railings. Does anyone know what that was for ? Its a little mystery for me and mine! Can anyone solve it for us?
Many thanks

Denis Marshall Pickles
Friday, November 13, 2009 11:39

When I was a lad, there was a hinged cover over the hole and painted on it were the letters EWS - Emergency Water Supply. It enabled the fire service to have access to water in the beck should the need arise ie. when the Luftwaffe blitzed Sutton.

Denis Pickles
Joan M. Tindale
Sunday, November 15, 2009 21:35
Somewhere? I have a list of all the emergency water supplies in Cowling during WW2 - as a young man working for his uncle John Greenwoods plumbers and blacksmiths and for also Cowling Water Co.- my Dad had to paint EWS in yellow letters on each one. Joan

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