Photographer's Note

One of the first of what?

These are Hall Hill Troughs, so called because of the nearby Bradshaw Hall.
Situated in the Derbyshire village of Eyam; they formed part of a series of troughs, established in 1558, many of which still remain, providing water for domestic as well as agricultural use.

The system is said to be one of the first public water supplies in the country.
They supplied regular domestic water for nearly 350 years.
Their use was confirmed by the Eyam Enclosure Act of 1803.
(Information taken from a sign beside the troughs.)

Sopmething different? It makes one appreciate how easy it now is, just turn on the tap, and voila! Clean water.
(I know that this unfortunately does not apply to everyone in the world.)
Thanks for looking.

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