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Morningwell: Newbury and Dawe in the Waterpoint.
Morningwell: Newbury and Dawe in the Waterpoint.
Morningwell: Newbury and Dawe in the Waterpoint.
Morningwell: Newbury and Dawe in the Waterpoint.
Morningwell: Newbury and Dawe in the Waterpoint.
Morningwell: Newbury and Dawe in the Waterpoint.

Morningwell: Newbury and Dawe in the Waterpoint.

2006

– Simon Dawe, Painting; Benedict Newbery, poetry

Paintings by Simon Dawe with Poems by Benedict Newbury: The first exhibition in the Waterpoint. We were required to come up with lighting and hanging systems that function without attaching directly to the Grade I listed building. (see about the waterpoint below) The track lighting remains as a legacy of the exhibition and has been used on many occassions since.

The waterpoint itself had at that time only recently been moved from a location 700 meters away. The move saved it from the Chanel Tunnel rail link.

About the Waterpoint: "The gothic-style waterpoint, designed to complement Sir George Gilbert Scott's St Pancras Station and the adjoining Midland Grand Hotel (now St Pancras Chambers), is the only survivor of seven structures located behind the station to supply water for steam locomotives. The upper section contains a cast iron tank the weight of which, when full of water, would be in excess of 80 tons. . . . The ornate red brick waterpoint formed an integral part of St Pancras Station and its adjoining buildings, but it is also a structure of significant architectural and historic interest in its own right. It is believed to be England 's only example of an original steam locomotive watering point designed as a whole building, rather than as a tank on columns or a plinth. . . ."