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Rooksbridge Village Pump

Article by John Riglarsford
 
The original village pump was re-discovered in the 1990's. And had been used as a garden ornament for several years! As a Millennium 2000 project the pump was given back to the village and was restored and re-erected in its original location at the top of Gills Lane, by Nick Burkinshaw  from the garage, with help from other residents.
 
In 2010 as part of a campaign to present a well kept village led by Sheila Bellingham and her team of resident volunteers,  the area around the pump was cleared and planted with with flowers, small evergreens and shrubs.
 
A pair of metal sculptures were added depicting 'Rooks' and a 'Bridge'!