Friday, 13 July 2012

Lord & Midgley

Taken by Margot K Juby
This scrap yard, or, more properly, recycling plant is by the banks of the river Hull at the end of Reservoir Road. The L & M  yard here  is 7 acres in size and processes 72,000 tonnes of scrap a year and , in their words, they 'depollute' over 3,000 cars a year. L & M have a website here should you want to deal in scrap.
The reservoir in the road's name was an 1840's scheme to draw water from the river Hull to supply the city.  It had to be drawn at low tide so as not to be too brackish even so it was murky and foul tasting and contaminated. The city's water now comes mainly from artesian springs to the west of the city at Spring Head and we're all the healthier for that development.

Taken by Margot K Juby

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