Wednesday, 29 June 2011
A Riveting Read
As well as its outstanding legacy of mediaeval churches, Norfolk is replete with what one expert has described as:
"Certainly the foremost assemblage of vintage churchyard water storage solutions in Norfolk."
Here, for instance, is a handsome Judkins style tank with distinctive Arkinstall riveting. It sits, stout and sturdy, on a simple brick plinth, with an Alexander tap. In terms of date range, we are talking 1949-1960 - for it was in this all-too short flowering that this particular style of galvinised water tank reached its zenith. A triumphant survivor!
Ryan Bryan (author of 'Galvinised Water Tanks in Norfolk Graveyards')