SK2625 : Claymills pipe drug under restoration

taken 2 months ago, near to Stretton, Staffordshire, England

Claymills pipe drug under restoration
Claymills pipe drug under restoration
The pipe drug (possibly originally drag rather than drug, but it was always known at Claymills as such) was used to carry replacement sections of cast iron pipe to the main pipeline which ran between the pumping station and the sewage farm near Egginton [SK2829].
This is the main frame, currently still upside down. At the camera end is the rear axle, curved to accommodate a pipe section slung underneath the frame. At the far end is the ring where the frame rests on the swivelling assembly for the front axle. The drug dates from aorund 1900 and was horse drawn.
Claymills Victorian Pumping Station

Claymills Pumping Station is a former steam-powered, sewage pumping station on the north side of Burton upon Trent, now restored as a museum and visitor attraction. It was built between 1884 and 1886 and used to pump sewage caused by the brewing industry in Burton-upon-Trent to the sewage farm at Egginton. It is designated as a Grade II* listed building (Historic England List entry Number: 1038427 LinkExternal link ); one of only three pumping stations of this size and completeness to survive in England.

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Date Taken
Saturday, 30 September, 2023   (more nearby)
Sunday, 22 October, 2023
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 2628 2584 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:49.7669N 1:36.6837W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 2628 2584
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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