1930c - Orpington - Tower Road Water Pumping Station 1920c - Orpington - Tower Road Water Pumping Station
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Utilities Orpington   has   a   natural   source   of   water   but   the   first   ‘mains’   water   did   not   come   from   the   River   Cray,   it   was   pumped   from   a   massive water reserve in the West Wickham are. The pumping station at Tower Road still pumps that water to this day. The gas works at St Mary Cray were the first in the area and supplied ‘towns gas’ to the entire Cray Valley population Electricity came later. As with all leading edge modern services only those that could afford it were supplied.
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