Thursday, August 6, 2009

Static Water Supply Dams

Emergency Water Supply Dam.
Due to the fact that I wanted to introduce you to the wartime emergency water supply dams that you could find scattered around the cities and towns, which were filled with water to supply the firemen with water to fight blitz fires. I could not find a suitable photo for this page so I had to build one. The cars are not prewar! Beside filling these tanks full of water they had a screen net over the top, they were treated with Paris Green chemical to prevent mosquitoes from breeding.

The nearest one of this type of tank was in Maidenhead. In Cookham we were supplied with two canvas portable models that could be errected where and when needed. These were used with the two trailer fire pumps that I will introduce in the next posting.

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