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New River

Categories: Engineering, Food & Drink

The so-called New River is actually an aqueduct built 1609 - 1613 from near Ware, Hertfordshire, to Islington to bring fresh water from country springs to the City. It required a 1602 charter from King James I. Now, 2007, the New River is still used as a source for London's drinking water and also provides a 25 mile footpath. See also the remains of the windmill. Diamond Geezer has a very comprehensive post. And here is the walking guide.

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New River

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Claremont Close - WW2 damage

The charming insignia seems to show a roofscape, including a church, all behi...

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Clarendon Arch - 1786

This bank of earth was raised and formed to support the Channel of the New Ri...

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Enfield Millennium Fountain

The Millennium Fountain by Wendy Taylor CBE. Unveiled by the Worshipful the M...

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Hugh Myddelton - N21

Formerly Bush Hill House Sir Hugh Myddelton, engineer of the New River, lived...

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New River bridges - Clissold Park

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Nine Elms Motive Power

This depot was responsible for the locomotives working out of Waterloo. Locomotive, carriage and wagon workshops were built in 1839 in Vauxhall at the end of Nine Elms Lane. Rebuilt following an 18...

Group, Engineering, Transport

2 memorials
Henry Watson Dodds

Henry Watson Dodds

Junior Assisant 4th Engineer on the RMS Titanic. There would appear to some confusion as to the correct name of this man. Some records show him as Renny Dodds, but he can also be found on memorial...

Person, Engineering, Tragedy, South America

1 memorial
Gustavus Loehr

Gustavus Loehr

Mining engineer and co-founder of Rotary International. Born in Carlinville, Illinois. He moved to Chicago, where he met Paul Harris, Silvester Schiele and Hiram Shorey, and on the 23rd February 19...

Person, Community / Clubs, Engineering, USA

1 memorial
Thames Water

Thames Water

When this authority was formed it took over responsibility for water supply from a number of other bodies including the Metropolitan Water Board.

Group, Engineering, Food & Drink

3 memorials
Sir Wiliam Fairbairn

Sir Wiliam Fairbairn

Born Kelso. Structural engineer. Worked in shipbuilding and boiler design. Died at a relative's house at Moor Park, Farnham, Surrey.

Person, Engineering, Scotland

1 memorial