The story of Leamington’s water supply, subtitled “History under your feet” is a presentation on the Warwickshire Industrial Archaeology website by Jeff Burgess, well known to many members for his talks on the water industry.

Jeff encourages us to look down as we stroll around town, and to appreciate what is there, under our feet, protected by some fine examples of ironwork.  He looks at the history of our local water supply, including some of the acrimonious disputes at the time that Henry Bright wanted to sink a new well on Campion Hills to bring clean water to the health resort .

To view the presentation, go to WIAS website, click the ‘Contributions’ tab, where it is listed under ‘T’ for ‘The story of Leamington’s water supply’, and all will be revealed.

www.warwickshireias.org