cane hill | a pictorial record of the interior organisation of the watertower

Fifth Floor

I looked down. This was vital. You had to walk close to the edge of the tank, keeping close to the metal struts making up its frame. The flimsy cover was too fragile and corroded to offer any support.

The drop into this empty water tank wasnít life threatening but it was full of nasty, rusted components. This corroded tube was particularly interesting, but I didnít pause too long here Ė I wanted to get to the relative safety of the brick steps.

Detail of internal structure of water tank and route across its corner. © Simon Cornwell 2008