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All Pumped Up

We can feel proud of our engineering achievements, everything from the gadget for getting things out of horses hooves to cast iron village pumps. But there is always some smart-reared country that feels it has to go one better. Ignoring the diesel emissions thing where […]

Blessing of Abbes Walk Plague Well

Money laundering had a very practical application 700 year ago. The outbreak of the Black Plaque around 1349 understandably caused great concern. Traders were nervous that the disease could be transmitted through handling money. Plague wells were established where an existing well was designated as […]