Water pump restoration

Heritage salvage is an important part of the work of the Trust. How many times have we all seen antique or period pieces consigned to the scrap heap? Unfortunately we do not always have the space to store everything or the means by which to carry out the project, but the restoration of our home at the Main Guard co-incided with the salvage of a 19th Century water pump. These pumps were commonplace in many Gibraltarian patios where they drew up water from the rainwater collection cisterns below the building. These items are valuable reminders of our social heritage, and as you can see from the images - with a little bit of love and attention can be brought back to be a stunning feature of any patio or building entrance.

Next time you are in town pop into the Main Guard and see the restored piece for yourself.