Eyewitness : SATURDAY, JULY
ALDERMAN SETS OFF AQUEDUCT EXPLOSION
ALDERMAN SIR WILLIAM KAY set off an explosion at Newton, near Clitheroe
on Wednesday. The ceremony marked the official start of work on this
section of the Haweswater Aqueduct Scheme. The aqueduct will eventually
bring 12,000,000 gallons of lakeland water from Haweswater via Kendal,
Kirkby Lonsdale, Accrington, Haslingden and Bury to Manchester's Heaton
Park reservoir, a distance of 74 miles. The job will take 800 men
six to seven years to complete, at a cost of £2,500,000
of the Queen Victoria Jubilee Fountain
An historic water feature, originally built in 1897, to celebrate
Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee returned to Albert Square following
an absence of over seventy years. The fountain was restored to its
former glory, by MEDC in partnership with the City Architect and North
West Water Limited. The project marked the centenary of the opening
of the Thirlmere Aqueduct.
MEDC were responsible for the management
of the project, design of the underground plant room, foundations
of the fountain, lighting and site supervision of its relocation.
The project deservedly received a prestigious Civic Trust Award.