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Like the modern office water cooler, the village pump was historically a gathering place in Wysall, as in many other village communities, to discuss latest local goings-on including births, marriages, christenings and bereavements.

The village pump was once the focal point of rural life, providing the only water supply to communities and offering a place in town squares and village greens for people to come together.

When there was no mains water in Wysall, there was a pump at the bottom of the village near the Church for the animals and another one located close to the junction of Main Street and Widmerpool Road for the residents.

Most homes had their own pumps and Wysall pump was even used by people from other villages  in a dry time. 

Wysall Village Pump