Cast iron water pump hit by a bus in Southwold
One of Southwold's most recognisable monuments has been damaged after being hit by a school bus.The water pump in the Market Place was hit on Monday afternoon as a bus tried to navigate through the narrow town centre streets.
One of Southwold's most recognisable monuments
has been damaged after being
hit by a school bus.
The water pump in the
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Market Place was hit on
Monday afternoon as a bus
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tried to navigate through
the narrow town centre
The base of the pump was damaged and it is feared
that it may have to be temporarily removed for safety reasons.
The glass bulb on top was
taken down on Tuesday
because the structure was leaning and safety barriers
were put up around it.
A spokesman for Suffolk
County Council said that
a school bus travelling to Southwold from Halesworth Middle School with just
one passenger on board
hit the pump at about
She said that no one was
injured and that the incident
is still being investigated.
The 19th century cast iron
pump was made at the Child's Foundry, which stood just
across the road near Mill