Tuesday, 13 February 2007
The Aldgate Village Pump.
In the second half of the nineteenth century, the Chinese market gardeners, taking their produce to the Adelaide markets; the Cobb and Co horse drawn carriages, and travellers generally would water their horses at the village pumps along the way. Usually a tavern or pub would be found at such a location. The Aldgate pump and also the Aldgate Pump Hotel, adjacent, are at this crossroad, 20 kilometres, but much less than 20 minutes from the city centre.