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Twinned with the Whitley Pump – a tale of two islands

Whitley Pump’s travel reporter has been on the road again and reports on two very different islands in northern Mozambique: Ilha de Mozambique, the capital of Mozambique until 1898, and Ibo Island in the Quirimbas archipelago.

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Twinned with Whitley Pump – Windsor and 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.

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Twinned with Whitley Pump – Bern Fountains and Troughs

Samson Fountain

Samson Fountain

The fountains and water troughs of Bern, the capital city of Switzerland are in the premier league of Pumps and Troughs; there is no way that the Whitley Pump can compete.

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Twinned with Whitley Pump – Morey-Saint-Denis

A postcard from our Burgundy (the region and not the wine, but probably both) correspondent.

The wine producing village of Morey-St-Denis in Burgundy has an array of charming French pumps to twin with our own gritty and urban Whitley variety.

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Twinned with Whitley Pump – Park Lane, Charvil

Park Lane Charvil

Pump and trough spotting has become an occupational hazard since contributing to the Whitley Pump.

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Twinned with Whitley Pump – A Water Pump in Cambodia

A Cambodian Water Pump

Tim Millikin is cycling round the world with his girlfriend Finola from Reading, UK to Reading, Pennsylvania, USA. He sent us this photograph from Cambodia.

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Bills Water Trough – Twinned with the Whitley Pump

Horse trough donated by Annis & George Bills. Broadford, Victoria, Australia.

Horse trough donated by Annis & George Bills. Broadford, Victoria, Australia.

Whitley Pump correspondent and Katesgrove resident Evelyn Williams sends a postcard from Australia that, as postcards do, arrived in Reading after she did.

I had never heard of, or as far as I can remember, seen a Bills Water Trough before I found this one in Broadford, Victoria. The dedication above the trough says ‘Donated by – Annis & George Bills – Australia’, and when I investigated I discovered that there were over 700 of these. Most of the troughs are in Australia, but there is one in Reading.

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Robert Lee Water Trough – Twinned with the Whitley Pump

Robert Lee Water Trough near Queenstown

Robert Lee Water Trough near Queenstown

Whitley Pump correspondent and Katesgrove resident Evelyn Williams reports from New Zealand.

This water trough was erected near Queenstown in New Zealand 11,800 miles (18,900 km) from Reading. It lies on the Frankton – Ladies Mile Highway (SH6), close to Lake Hayes. The trough was designed for horses to use the upper trough and sheep and dogs to use the lower, not unlike Katesgrove’s own Whitley Pump.

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