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In 1848 what is now Hartsholme lake was excavated by the Lincoln Waterworks Company to provide water to Lincoln.
The Lake covers 25 acres and held 23 million gallons of water. Water was conveyed to Boultham filter beds and then pumped to the service reservoir in Lincoln.
But in 1904/1905 a disaster struck Lincoln...
An Outbreak of typhoid hit Lincoln!
"Hartsholme Reservoir" was wrongly accused of being the source, 131 people died.
The reservoir supplied 733 houses at its height and was used until 1911.
When it was removed from the Boultham system!
So "Hartsholme Lake" then and now flows under Skellingthorpe road and meander's along it's way until it reaches the River Witham.
Lincoln's Water 1905-2011
To Download and print...
"Anglian Water" History Leaflet PDF One
"Rotary Club" Press Release PDF Two
"Trevor Pacey" Programme of Events PDF Three
                 PDF One                                                                                PDF Two
                                                          PDF Three
for the web site1.pdf (PDF — 232 KB)
Modern Interest Images...
By Andrew Blow...
All the images Copyright of Andrew Blow.
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Lincoln Arboretum...
Lincoln Arboretum...
The Water Tower...
The Water Tower...
Lincoln fleur de lys...
Lincoln fleur de lys...
Bracebridge Heath Tower ...
Bracebridge Heath Tower ...
Bracebridge Heath Tower...
Bracebridge Heath Tower...
Bracebridge Heath Tower...
Bracebridge Heath Tower...
Treat yourself to the History of the
Typhoid Epidemic of:-1905...
 Explore the producers site of the u/m DVD  click on it's image below:-
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Treat yourself!
To a copy of a wonderful book and included in the price help
"Water Aid"
Profits from the book will go to
"Water Aid"
a charity dedicated to providing safe water in developing countries.
The cost of the book by post, either ordered from the site or by phone
Tel: 01522 509383
£10.00 + £2.40 p&p
Of course people can collect from the showroom and save the postage.
Greens Water Systems Longacre Business Park, Westminster Road, North Hykeham, Lincoln, LN6 3QH UK
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