The Southwold Water Works Company - As demand increases and the water table is lowered, it is found that the water pumped from deeper seams contains large amounts of chlorine and traces of organic material, suggesting marine infiltration. The well is no longer considered suitable for potable use, though water from it is continued to be used for sanitary and fire service applications. The wind pump is probably removed at about this date. Potable water has increasingly been sourced from various tube wells in Reydon and, at about this time, a new pumping station is built in Quay Lane, Reydon.
The Southwold Water Works Company - A second water tower is built adjacent to the defunct one. It has a capacity of 150,000 gallons,, nearly four times that of the old tower. Although the old tower is scheduled for demolition, it is spared and preserved following public demonstrations.
My information is copied from the website www.southwoldandson.co.uk
Southwold Museum is a little gem. It is now closed for the winter . It will open again on Good Friday 2017
Southwold's unique cottage museum is dedicated to the local and natural history of this corner of Suffolk. Owned and managed by the Southwold Museum & Historical Society, this tiny building houses an astonishing collection of objects, paintings, photographs, models and wildlife exhibits.
Southwold Museum is Suffolk Museum of the Year 2016-17.