pete75 wrote: Mike Sales wrote:
Your link is about Spalding.
This 2012 article is about recent work on Boston's supply.
It refers to using a reservoir at Covenham, north of Louth, to supplement the existing Minningsby service reservoir.https://wwtonline.co.uk/features/piping-up-for-boston
It seems that Minningsby was still being used in 2012 when it was supplemented by Covenham.
When was Boston water from Bourne carried to Wainfleet? I have not found a reference to this on the Bateman's website.
Between 1935 and 1950. http://www.breweryhistory.com/journal/a ... 7-002.html
Thanks. From your link.
Between about 1935 and the early 1950s the Brewery at one time used to take a tanker the seven or eight miles to Wrangle to take on water from a standpipe there. This water was from the Bourne water supply and was piped in by the Boston Rural District Council whose boundary was at Wrangle. The reason for this was that Bourne water was supposed to be very good for brewing. At the brewery the water was stored in a concrete tank in the yard ready for use.
Fair enough. I am still surprised that the BRDC found it useful to pipe water all the way from Bourne, when the town had a much nearer source. The Council would not have been after a good-for-brewing source, I would have thought. Minningsby must have supplied ample water in 1935, since it was only in this century that more was procured from Covenham.
The water now comes from the mains and it is supposed to come from a particular supply somewhere near to Louth but Mr Bateman suspects that under the grid system it is probably a mixture of all sorts. At one time in the late 1950s there was a danger that their then water supply might dry up so, they made an arrangement with the Spilsby Rural District Supply to ensure that water did not run out at the brewery.
Mr Bateman suspects that under the grid system it is probably a mixture of all sorts.
Not quite so fussy these days!
I enjoy their "good honest ale".