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

streets.

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

4.45pm.

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

Lane.

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