Window to the Past: EWS in the southside

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Here we have the same area, but a different angle, as we had some weeks back.

In this print we can better make out the Emergency Water Supply sign on the wall. The tanks themselves were oblong, with walls assembled from three-foot square pressedsteel flanged sections that could be bolted together to form containers of various capacities.

At first they were unprotected, but drowning scares made a heavy wire mesh covering necessary.

This happened because after a year or two, apart from the more obvious hazard of the temptation to swim in warm weather, without being used they became a habitat for wildlife, minnows and the like.

Image courtesy of Pollokshaws Heritage Group, holding weekly meetings on Mondays at 1pm in the parish hall — all welcome along.