The Water pump
Since April 25, 2010, the marketplace has once again a water pump. The historical society unveiled on Heritage Day, a historic water pump on the marketplace. Leopoldsburg had a dozen of such pumps, they served for drinking water, provided water for cleaning, and as a social meeting place. After World War II they were demolished. In many gardens stood an iron pump as an ornament.
The pump that is now on the marketplace was in the eighties removed from the Kolonel Van Heesbekestraat. Via Bob Van Baelen she ended up at the historical society. The technical service repaired the pump, gave her a tan, and made a commemorative plaque. Due to technical reasons, there is, unfortunately, no water coming out of it
3D model by Martin BOGAERT
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