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Explored with Raz on the off chance we could get in Bit of background; As the village of Ackworth grew significantly in the 1970s with several large new housing developments, water pressure became a problem. The solution was to give Ackworth a water tower of its own. Previously the water tower at Pontefract had provided the pressure regulating facility, but Pontefract too had seen significant housing development and some parts of Ackworth were literally on the end of the line, about 5 miles from the Pontefract tower. Ackworth Water Tower is located at the top of Castle Syke Hill, just off the A628 Pontefract Road. The immediate effect of the pressure improvement was a series of mains bursts over many months all the way down the water main under the A628 as it ran through Ackworth. The water main had obviously deteriorated over time but the low pressure had concelaed the problem. Any repair cascaded the problem to the next weakest point. Eventually a full water main renewal, at considerable discruption to local traffic, was the solution. The Explore; Not much to say really, we never expected to get in and we were surprised when we did, killed a few hours. Some seriously dodgey ladders here and made all the more interesting while hiding from a farmer in the next field flying round with the sun on the front of his tractor illuminating most of the site. Thanks for looking
Visited with Raz & 2 non members. Background; Very little on this place other than that there are a load of Robin (not so) Reliant cars left rotting in what i believe to be someones back garden. The explore; After meeting our local contact (who forgot to tell me about this for 2 years!!!) we hopped the fence and immediately i was in heaven being a bit of a car enthusiast in denial. Red, blue, white and green cars in all states of decay and rust but thats exactly what we like right? Spent about an hour mishing around light painting as we did this at night, probably need to return in the day but it could be a little bait due to it being in someones garden lol. Enjoy Thanks for looking