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#1174391 - Tue Aug 29 2017 09:49 PM Re: August 2017 - Photo-a-day
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My latest sign on the top of Essex

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#1174395 - Wed Aug 30 2017 12:20 AM Re: August 2017 - Photo-a-day
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The John Cleese of silvereyes with its own Ministry of Funny Walks....


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#1174414 - Wed Aug 30 2017 07:17 AM Re: August 2017 - Photo-a-day
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That's quite an amusing series of photos. The water tower in Epping was built in the 19th century to provide fresh water and, in particular, to help keep Epping free from cholera and typhoid. In the late 20th century the water pipes were sealed off because pigeons roosting in the tower had the habit of dying and then falling into the water tank - or falling into the water then dying, take your pick; anyway the water became polluted whatever order they popped their pigeon clogs. Ironic really that a tower built to prevent pollution of water became a source of polluted water. The site was abandoned by the water authority and presumably the building/land was sold to the car dealers.

Then a sign from Birdbrook. Is that bird in the brook? Don't drink the water! And be careful on the roads, they clearly have speeding children. Then that mad looking NZ bird - he looks like he's been drinking something but maybe not water...
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#1174415 - Wed Aug 30 2017 07:17 AM Re: August 2017 - Photo-a-day
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Oh Howie what a super shot!!
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#1174456 - Wed Aug 30 2017 09:54 PM Re: August 2017 - Photo-a-day
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Thanks for the story of the water tower. You'd only expect to get that sort of detail on Funtrivia, which was what originally brought me here. If it's OK I'll copy and paste that for my entry on the national photo archive I put them all on.

A modern replica of the old tower almost next door for Epping Council offices.

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