Water pumps

Diane Lynch

It was only in 1937 that a piped water supply came to Flamstead. Before then wells were used and, in 19th century, several public pumps were located around the village. The photographs below show the village pump at the corner of High Street and Chapel Road.

Villagers at the pump at the corner of High St and Chapel Rd in the 1900s
E Mott, Markyate. Postcard collection of C Motley
The village pump and almshouses at the end of High Street in the 1900s
C Motley postcard collection
Horse and cart and villagers at the village pump, High Street, 1920s
C Emy; C Motley postcard collection
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