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Balcombe Water Tower (1 of 2)
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Balcombe Water Tower (1 of 2)

It is amazing that this picture has survived but it shows the building of the Balcombe Water Tower in the early days of its construction. Before the first brick has been laid, it seems!
Nine workmen have briefly stopped work to have their photograph taken. On the left is a traction engine in full steam and perhaps this was used to transport the cast-iron tank sections and pipes from Balcombe station, and certainly to operate the gin pulley and rope system to lift the heavy items up the side of the tower in an add-on tower. See picture #664, and in particular read Arthur Shopland's expert comments.
The Large Version shows a close up of the workmen.

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Picture added on 10 September 2017 at 16:35
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Roads - Handcross - Balcombe Lane and London Road
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