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06 November 2019
HISTORY UNCOVERED: Contractor Daniel Walter uncovers historic water pipes in Horsham’s Darlot Street. Horsham Rural City Council is replacing the outdated drainage infrastructure between Wilson Street and Selkirk Drive.
Darlot Street business Barbeques Galore owner Kevin Dellar, who is a former brick layer and Horsham Rural City councillor, said the pipes were an incredible piece of historical memorabilia.
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“They are the last of the old Horsham red-brick pipes used for water drainage,” he said. “They are at least 100 years old, maybe even 120. Back then, they would have had to dig holes that were about 8ft wide and 7ft deep with picks and shovels.
The work in it was massive. To me, that’s a really remarkable feat.”
Picture: PAUL CARRACHER
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