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A right royal reception for one of Barnsley's historic treasures

Friday 31st August 2012
The Joseph Bramah fire pump

A reception more befitting a head of state than a piece of ancient metal is to be awarded to a humble fire pump.


A guard of honour from South Yorkshire Fire Brigade is expected to welcome home the 221-year-old Joseph Bramah pump - one of Barnsley's most historic treasures.


Joseph Bramah, who was born in 1749 in Stainborough, was one of Britain's most important inventors and the father of hydraulic power.


The pump being brought back to Barnsley town hall is believed to be the only one made by him still in existence in this country.


More details in this week's Chronicle.