This was established in 1865, by the Brighton and Preston Water Company, and was second only to the Lewes Road Pumping Station which dates from 1853. Originally there was only one engine, but when Brighton Corporation took over the undertaking in 1873, a second well was sunk and another engine installed which started working in October 1876. This is an original photograph of the well-sinking operations, in 1874.

Image Reference: JG_36_006.tif
Date: 1874
Image Details: Original sepia toned monochrome print
Size of Original: 196x122
Place: Hove
Additional Information: No comment

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