Water Tower - Osborne Road, New Milton, Hampshire, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree
N 50° 45.337 W 001° 39.300
30U E 594871 N 5623511
Quick Description: This impressive water tower stands tucked away in New Milton.
Location: Southern England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 4/8/2010 10:01:17 AM
Waymark Code: WM8J5D
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Webfoot
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Long Description:
Wikipedia describes the water tower:
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'Built in 1900 was the Tudor style water tower, which can be found in Osborne Road. It has a staircase and is constructed with a turret, slit windows and battlements. It is a striking orangey red colour and was built from locally manufactured bricks.

On 23 August 1940, 8 August 1942 and 22 January 1943 bombing raids were carried out upon New Milton by the German Luftwaffe. The town's water tower was suggested as the target. During the Second World War, New Milton homed evacuees and was a transit station for soldiers going to the battlefields. It also had an army hospital. It was a favourite for the American airmen who were based at the nearby airfields at Lymington and Holmsley.

The Memorial Centre in Whitefield Road commemorates those who died in the raids, as well as townspeople who have died more recently. Bricks can be purchased for inscription and insertion into the wall of the Memorial Room, which stands to the left of the front door and contains mementos saved from the original building, which was destroyed by fire in the 1970s.'
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