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Wednesday 21 January 2015

Tank Battle!!! – The restoration of the Walton Head water tower

The disputed tank at Pannal…       © Carol and Maj Nadry

The subject of "Restoration Man", Channel 4, 8pm Wednesday, 28th January

The story of the turbulent battle to restore the Walton Head water tower, previously featured here on this site, comes to the TV. From the Channel 4 web site: "Yorkshire couple Carol and Majid embark on an ambitious adventure, transforming a brick water tower into a five-storey home. But unexpected costs and legal problems hit the project."

Carol and Maj have transformed a rather ugly 1940's brick water tower, into a good looking dwelling, despite the challenges thrown at them during the course of the project.


Sunday 11 January 2015

The amazing history of JUMBO the water tower

© Photograph Copyright Brian Light

Brian Light, Chairman of the Balkerne Tower Trust, is giving Colchester Recalled Oral History Group, a talk on the the amazing history of the town's iconic water tower. The talk is this Thursday, 15th January, 2015 and non-members are welcome… The talk will be held in the Music block of the Colchester Institute, room K357 at 19:00. There is a £2·00 fee to cover expenses, but there is free parking there! The Colchester Institute is in Sheepen Road, Colchester, CO3 3LL. Further information can be found by clicking here.

I've had a preview of Brian's slides and it looks to be a very interesting talk, I hope see fellow water tower enthusiasts there…