Water Tower - Moortown

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Chrism
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Postby Chrism » Thu 18 Sep, 2008 6:36 pm

arry awk wrote: We got worms in our compost bin!lolEven I had worms in 1932! Father give me a supo'Tetley's bitter from 't White 'Oss, bottom ofArmla' Road and we ain't seen em'since!Said they preferred John Smith's Smooth!Just shows you. They musta been Taddy wurrums! When did White 'oss shut down 'arry?
Sit thissen dahn an' tell us abaht it.
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Postby simong » Thu 18 Sep, 2008 7:44 pm

simon2710 wrote: lol better watch us back then.... >.> <.<I should imagine good ol' Menwith Hill would have something to do with it, but from research I know that Menwith Hill is just to tap into phone conversations - Generally businesses. Although that's what we think (nudge nudge, wink wink) Actually no, a large part of Menwith Hill's estate is to do with early warning systems. It appears to do some of the work that Fylingdales used to do, hence the golf balls, but also other more recent US initiatives.
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Postby simon2710 » Thu 18 Sep, 2008 8:23 pm

simong wrote: simon2710 wrote: lol better watch us back then.... >.> <.<I should imagine good ol' Menwith Hill would have something to do with it, but from research I know that Menwith Hill is just to tap into phone conversations - Generally businesses. Although that's what we think (nudge nudge, wink wink) Actually no, a large part of Menwith Hill's estate is to do with early warning systems. It appears to do some of the work that Fylingdales used to do, hence the golf balls, but also other more recent US initiatives. Yeah but even with all these public information acts and the like, we still won't know anyway - it being the most secretive base in the UK
Simon -H-
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Postby simong » Thu 18 Sep, 2008 9:59 pm

simon2710 wrote: Yeah but even with all these public information acts and the like, we still won't know anyway - it being the most secretive base in the UK Only about what it actually does - quite a lot can be inferred from the fact that it has US Air Force Base status despite officially being an RAF base: BT confirmed that it has high capacity comms cables running to it from Hunters Stones ground station in a court case in 1997, and that it has been connected to the telephone network in that way since 1975: it's known to have a role in satellite defence and in communications interception, and the existence of Echelon has more or less been confirmed in the last few years - which probably means that it's out of date. http://www.fas.org/irp/facility/menwith.htmIt is secretive, and we don't know exactly what goes on there, but on the other hand, we know exactly where it is.

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Postby Si » Fri 19 Sep, 2008 12:39 pm

simon2710 wrote: I'm getting confused now...There are so many Simons on SL lol. Five, I think, Simon2710. You, Simonm, Simong, BigS (I think he's a Simon,) and me (Si.) There's a few called Chris an'all!
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Postby arry_awk » Fri 19 Sep, 2008 5:41 pm

Chrism wrote: arry awk wrote: We got worms in our compost bin!lolEven I had worms in 1932! Father give me a supo'Tetley's bitter from 't White 'Oss, bottom ofArmla' Road and we ain't seen em'since!Said they preferred John Smith's Smooth!Just shows you. They musta been Taddy wurrums! When did White 'oss shut down 'arry? Dunno exactly Chrism, but I have a foto of it in 1960which I will endeavour (?) to attach! Smoke,flamesand bad language forthcoming Shut thi lugoils! OWZAT? Six eggs!
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Re: Water Tower - Moortown

Postby Leodian » Sun 13 Jan, 2019 2:02 pm

I've never looked close at the Moortown water tower so being in the area on January 11 2019 I took these 2 photos. The first shows the water tower (photographed from outside through the security gate!) and the second is of the Yorkshire Water sign there.
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Re: Water Tower - Moortown

Postby NickNelson » Mon 29 Apr, 2019 2:08 pm

There is some brief information about the Moortown water tower and reservoirs here:

https://www.industrialhistoryonline.co. ... D=WYK01436

Nick

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Re: Water Tower - Moortown

Postby volvojack » Tue 30 Apr, 2019 4:19 pm

Is the water tower at Middleton higher than any other in Leeds ?
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Re: Water Tower - Moortown

Postby iansmithofotley » Tue 30 Apr, 2019 8:15 pm

Hi Jack,

I suspect that the Cookridge Water Tower is the highest one in Leeds (192m or 639ft above sea level).

Ian





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