Twinned with Whitley Pump – Windsor & Eton Riverside Station

 

Pump opposite Windsor & Eton Station

Pump opposite Windsor & Eton Riverside railway station

This restored pump on Datchet Road opposite Windsor & Eton Riverside railway station was sent in to the Whitley Pump by Bella Sunny.

This twin is about 22 miles (35 km) away in Windsor. According to the plaque on the brickwork at the base, it was put up in 1852 and was the last public pump built in Windsor. It was sealed up in 1884, shortly before the local council acquired the waterworks.

It was restored by the Windsor and Eton Society in June 2002 and is included in their list of milestones for the society.

The station building is impressive too. There are no direct trains from Reading; you have to change at Slough (on the Paddington line) for Windsor & Eton Central and walk the rest of the way, or change at Staines (on the Waterloo line) for Windsor & Eton Riverside, but the whole journey time is less than an hour. That sounds like a nice day out!

All Whitley Pump’s twin pumps and troughs are on the map. If you would like to add some more, e-mail us: whitleypump.uk@gmail.com.


Links

  1. Robert Lee Water Trough
  2. Bills Water Trough – Broadford
  3. Bills Water Trough – Tilehurst
  4. Water pump – Cambodia
  5. Twinned with the Whitley Pump – Park Lane, Charvil
  6. Twinned with the Whitley Pump – Bern Fountains and Troughs
  7. Twinned with the Whitley Pump – Morey-Saint-Denis
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