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The Newcastle Historical Society room is open once again in the Newcastle Community Hall for all your history questions about Ward 4. Local Historian Leslie Wilson explains the way a hand pump works. This is the inside of the one on her property at Lot 26, Concession 3. The property was bought by R.W. Robson in 1846 and the pump was already there. Wilson pegs it at between 1832 and 1846 and was made by Joseph Biette.

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