Page 1 of 1

WWI water carrier being restored by a Living History Group

Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 12:49 pm
by Vermin
"A rare World War I water carrier is being restored by a group of military historians in Kent.

The Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment Living History Group has almost completed its work on the 108-gallon (409-litre) horse-drawn tank."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-17743100

Re: WWI water carrier being restored by a Living History Gro

Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 6:04 pm
by Lord Byron
"...There are thought to be no other known fully-restored water carriers of this kind in the UK, said the group...."

There's a statement so specific as to be true, but rather misleading - whilst it might be the only fully restored original, the Great War Society has been using an excellent scratch built replica of the same for quite a few years now, eg:

http://www.thegreatwarsociety.com/galle ... umID=10022

Re: WWI water carrier being restored by a Living History Gro

Posted: Thu May 03, 2012 9:35 pm
by 7thLeicesters
Our water carrier certainly isn't full size though, about 2/3 scale I think

Re: WWI water carrier being restored by a Living History Gro

Posted: Sat May 05, 2012 5:04 pm
by Miss Costello
And we're building one too!! :D

Re: WWI water carrier being restored by a Living History Gro

Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 4:19 pm
by PeterZed
Picture of the Tank Water Cart being displayed at the recent Weald & Downland Heavy Horse Show