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Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Going for a Burton

A disused concrete water tower at Burton Green in Warwickshire is for sale as freehold by auction on July 1, 2009

If you fancy bidding on this one-of-a-kind property contact or

Details from Coventry Telegraph

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Water tower for sale

Severn Trent Water is disposing of 420 properties over the next 18 months including a water tower next to Manor Cottage in Pebworth, Worcestershire at an auction on July 1 in London.

Selling agent Jason Birch from Kings Sturge Savills (Nottingham), expects the land to go for around £20,000 to £25,000.

He said: “It is big enough for a detached house to go on, but that depends on planning permission.”

BWTAS are waiting for more details and will put them here when we have them.


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Saturday, 6 June 2009

Water tower turned into veterans' memorial

It seems appropriate on the 65th anniversary of the D-Day landings to bring you this story:

Retired US Marine Howard Flexor moved to Dudley, Massachusetts USA two years ago. He settled in a beautiful home with a great view reaching as far as Connecticut. The only problem was the house sat directly across the street from the town's water tower (actually just a raised storage tank as far as we can tell, Ed.)

Howard, a Vietnam veteran, went to the Dudley Water Department and asked their permission to paint a special message on the tower out of his own pocket.

He says he wanted to make sure that veterans were not forgotten. The town agreed because it was a free paint job for the tank which would cost then $3000 otherwise and you can't argue against a case of Dudley Do-right (sorry).

We only wonder, with such a big canvas, why only paint a tiny part of it? We would guess his budget couldn't stretch to employing Hennig Mural Design who specialise in disguising or enhancing metal storage tanks with clever murals. Can we bring this firm to Buncefield?

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