1986 LOCAL HISTORY II
As Cannock stands on gravelly soil it was in the old days very short of water in summer. The facetious or proud boast,according to taste,was that Cannock contained more beer than water! Hence a hexagonal conduit pump was built in the town centre in 1736 to bring water supply to Cannock by public subscription. The conduit pump was built by the Conduit Trust and continued to supply water to Cannock until 1942 when subsidence finally put paid to the tubing. The Trust became a registered charity in 1962 and money has been put to other uses such as flood-lighting on the south side of St Luke's church.
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