2014

SU7071 : Fobney Pumping Station

taken 10 years ago, near to Whitley, Reading, England

This is 1 of 11 images, with title Fobney Pumping Station in this square
Fobney Pumping Station
Fobney Pumping Station
An old water powered turbine house which used to be part of Thames Water's water treatment works which still operates on a large site nearby. Not too clear in this shot but the thing looking like a black and white square in the middle here is a weir for the water that used to run the pumps.
Securely boarded up and locked, the building hasn't yet fallen into advanced dereliction. The roof looks to have been repaired recently.
The River Kennet is in the foreground with the navigation going into Fobney Lock under the bridge.
Fun for inexperienced boaters here with strong currents from the river and from the pumping station weir all pushing your boat around as you try to aim for the bridge.

Creative Commons Licence [Some Rights Reserved]   © Copyright Des Blenkinsopp and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
Geographical Context: Rivers, Streams, Drainage Derelict, Disused Canals Former: Pumping Station other tags: Kennet and Avon Canal Click a tag, to view other nearby images.
This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · River Kennet [29] · Pumping Station [22] · Looking [13] · Kennet Avon Navigation [8] · Treatment Works [5] Title Clusters: · Fobney Pumping Station [11] ·
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SU7071, 117 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
Des Blenkinsopp   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Wednesday, 31 December, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 2 January, 2015
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 7060 7110 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:26.0706N 0:59.1455W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 7058 7105
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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