Local History

Photo Quiz

no. 2

This is a water tank at Druids Lodge. It predates the trees around it. Why was it built?

  1. To top up fire engine tenders, initially military but subsequently civilian

  2. for the engines of the Larkhill Military Light Railway

  3. for a WWI airbase that has since disappeared

  4. as a decoy control tower for a decoy airstrip to its east

  5. to supply cold baths for overheated polo ponies’ legs

  6. to supply by gravity and with more pressure than from the Till, poultry houses at Berwick St James

  7. to supply the Druids Lodge swimming pool to its south west

  8. for a Royal Observer Corps station with open sky above and a water tank below

 

Kerry O’Connor

Local History Group

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