On the annual Lincolnshire Day (1 October 2021), Lincoln MP, Karl, met with Anglian Water and the Rotary Club of Lincoln, who were later that day unveiling the Lincoln frieze to commemorate the building of Westgate Water Tower in Lincoln.
Westgate Water Tower was built in the City Centre in 1911 to provide clean drinking water to residents following an outbreak of Typhoid in 1905, at this time water was pumped from Elkesley, west of the city, to Lincoln. Part of the original pump house building in Elkesley held a large stone frieze, built in 1911, which has been carefully restored by the Rotary Club of Lincoln and the Lincoln Civic Trust and will now be displayed at Wickham Gardens, next to Westgate Water Tower.
Karl said, “I am delighted that this frieze has been lovingly restored by the brilliant Rotarians of Lincoln and the Lincoln Civic Trust, and, brought to Lincoln. Thankyou to Anglia Water for their support too.
“Westgate Water Tower is a real landmark in the City and still provides businesses and homes with our water today. I am particularly pleased that the Lincoln Rotarians whilst celebrating our water history in the City, also provide clean water for villages within countries in the developing world. Our City has such rich history and the Westgate Water Tower is very much part of what makes Lincoln the special place it is alongside organisations such as the Rotarians of Lincoln and the Lincoln Civic Trust.”
A video of Karl speaking to Rotary Club of Lincoln and Anglia Water can be found here: https://fb.watch/8z-UcEmQZf/