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Pipes, Pumps, Floods and Drains in The University of Nottingham's Water Archives
Dates: Friday 25 January to Sunday 19 May 2013
Drought conditions or torrential rain affecting water supply always make headlines. Yet there is much more to the story of water. Our Victorian ancestors built an impressive network of pumping stations, water mains, reservoirs and sewage pipes, much of which is still in use today, to improve sanitation and provide clean drinking water for all. Earlier generations cut drains to reclaim agricultural land, and built canals, weirs and locks to improve navigation. In the twentieth century, scientists and engineers worked to predict floods and construct flood defences.
This exhibition focuses in particular on the city of Nottingham, and the work of the various authorities and public bodies charged with providing reliable water supply, sewerage and water treatment, and flood prevention schemes. It draws on original archives and photographs held by the University’s department of Manuscripts and Special Collections.
A series of talks and events will be held to accompany the exhibition. Places are limited so please book your tickets with the Box Office on 0115 8467777. See the exhibition page at Lakeside Arts Centre for further details.
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DH Lawrence Pavilion
Lakeside Arts Centre
Box Office : 0115 8467777
Opening times :
Monday to Friday 11am-4pm Saturday, Sunday 12pm-4pm
To be announced
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Kings Meadow CampusLenton Lane
Nottingham, NG7 2NR
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