THIS large metal pipe and flange are on the river bank almost opposite Culham Court and right alongside the public
THIS large metal pipe and flange are on the river bank almost opposite Culham Court and right alongside the public footpath from Mill End to Medmenham.
They are set in concrete and have a purposeful appearance but I don’t know what that purpose was!
There was a story that when marquees for the Antiques Roadshow were being erected in the grounds of Greenlands, one of the metal stakes accidentally pierced an underground heating oil pipe.
This was not noticed until some time afterwards when locals complained that their tap water had developed a strange taste and smell and the problem was identified back upstream in the management college grounds.
If the tale is true, it means that somewhere in this area water is pumped out for treatment and domestic use.
Could this rusting landmark lead underground to the water table and where a water source was once located?