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

The roof had a slight apex, the felt covering made watertight at the edges by lead strips. The covering was all still intact despite years of neglect, rain and howling gales over this exposed structure.

It was great to be finally up here. Everyone made for a parapet to admire the views. Squibb's demolition progress could be viewed with unhappiness; but you could also see the water towers of Netherne and Queen Elizabeths and the tall buildings of Central London.

Even on this bleak August day, the view was wonderful.

View across the top of the water tower. © Simon Cornwell 2008