Huddersfield – West Yorkshire is the Home of an Iron Age Fort That Was Built in 555 AD

The town of Huddersfield – West Yorkshire is one of the largest towns in the UK. 190 miles north of London, this community of 146, 234 is the administration center of Kirkslees borough. This proud town is the home place of Rugby and is also the birth place of the British Prime Minister Harold Wilson. Huddersfield is a market town that is located at the conflux of the Rivers Colne and Holme.

Huddersfields is a hub of education, sports and media and is also known for its architecture. One of the grandest buildings in the city is the Huddersfield Railway station. This train station was originally designed and built by the Victorian architect James Piggott Pritchett.

The building which is in the Neo classical style was built in 1846. The building has a facade lined with Corinthian columns. There was a 1 million Euro renovation in recent years and as a result of the renovations won the Europe Nostra prize for architecture. This prize is reserved for the finest of architectural accomplishments in all of the United Kingdom.

Huddersfield was settled over 4, 000 years ago and is documented in the Domesday Book. This text is a survey that was conducted in 1086 AD. And recorded all lands and possessions for tax assessment. Huddersfield was listed in the Domesday Book as the town of Odersfelt.

The original settlement in this area is known as Castle Hill. This hill was the home of a fort that was erected in 555 BC. During the Iron Age. The fort is believed to have been so large that it covered the entire top of the hill. In 43 AD. There were improvements made to the fort. It is believed that these improvements were made in an effort to hold off the attack of the Romans. The remains of the fort can still be witnessed today. The hilltop is a popular recreational area where tourists and locals enjoy the hiking and the outdoors.

Mayor Wilson Is a Father of Plumbing in Houston TX

This year we are celebrating 190 years to the mayor of Houston TX, James Theodore Dudley Wilson. Mr Wilson was a successful businessman and first post-Reconstruction mayor. He was also the mayor who helped bring the first public water system to the city. We can call him the father of plumbing in Houston TX.

Houston Waterworks Company was officially organized April 15, 1879. We are using the benefits of plumbing in Texas for 131 years already, but not everyone knows how distant the history of plumbing in America goes.

Hohokam Indian farmers in Salt River Valley, Arizona were the first recorded engineers in America who built canals for irrigation on their crops. This was around 350 B.C. The native settlers started building these irrigation networks with the use of stone and wooden tools. (Of course, they didn’t have pipes back then!)

The great benefit about it is that the canals they built spanned for many miles connecting to other tribes and villages that shared trade with them and it made water available to people without having to pay for it. It was a big wonder, though, that the Hohokam suddenly became extinct in 1450 and has never re-surfaced again. But still, their invention stayed behind and has been used as an inspiration to modern plumbing in America.

When the early Americans used hollowed wood as pipes, they found it to their liking. Water would just flow through and it was easy to use. They had an abundant supply of trees (wood) that can be used as pipes. The only plumbing problem with wood is that it can cause infestations if it is not properly placed or positioned under the ground. To remedy, the joints were sealed using tar, iron loops and sometimes lead.

With constant innovation, Americans have improved their sewage and drainage systems. Soon after, they called it plumbing and that involved pipes to and from bath houses, privy or toilets and water outlets and drainage.

During the 1800’s, some people would use the “privy” toilets but these water closets were located outside of the homes. Some were disgusted on how eliminating human waste was done as there were passersby who could smell the stink. With that, indoor plumbing has evolved. Soon after, hotels in America started using toilets that were located inside the building, stink-free and totally private from people’s prying eyes.

After that, the public bath houses became a private bathroom, when bathtubs and showers were introduced. Plumbers shifted from wood which caused infestations to lead pipes until the 70’s when lead was considered hazardous to health; by then, pipes were made out of ceramic, metal, concrete, plastic, lead and sometimes fiberglass. For the well to do people, at least one was set up in their homes. Up to this day, these are the positive outcomes of plumbing that we still enjoy and it all started with woods and logs. At least, the trial and error phase didn’t have to happen in our generation.

Now you see how old the plumbing in Huston and America is. The plumbing system became more and more sophisticated and now it is a very complicated system which requires regular maintenance just like every other modern system.

There are a lot of things that you can fix on your own in your house, like a clogged toilet or tub. You can find many articles on this site that will help you fix small plumbing problems. But with some repairs, and more complicated installations finding a certified and reliable contractor will be the best solution.