This perfectly formed educational print (shown below) of Welsh Water’s areas of water care has kindly been donated to our picture library.
It is an accurate graphic illustration of the water cycle and depicts the various ways which water is harnessed for use in Wales – all neatly designed within a water droplet shape.
The World of Water library holds many such prints and originals that relate to the Water Cycle.
One of these prints, titled “The Long Drawing“, has been enlarged onto two outdoor waterproof banners totalling 18 metres in length. These are available for educational use at events, fairs, shows and parades.
Online, there’s enough data to fill the clouds.
Before internet publishing, WoW published paper leaflets on all manners of watery matters from Rain Soakaways to Benthic Pollution under Salmon Cages, from Overfishing to Lost River Sewers and from Frank Buckland’s Museum of Economic Fish Culture to J.J.Armistead’s First School of Fish Culture.
Some of the leaflets were typed on a master foolscap size stencil during long Winter nights on hatchery watch at Aber Gwen Field Centre and made ready for Gestetner machine duplicating in the morning.
Offline, we’ve still got enough data to sink a small ship.
Whilst World of Water has adopted many paperless ways, so as to keep carbon locked in the useful growth of trees, we still drink from paper and not plastic cups and still type on plastic keyboards rather than the metal keys of our first ‘Imperial Modal 60’ typewriter made by Barlows of Birmingham. (Scroll down for a photo. as the typewriter is still part of our WoW Museum collection)
If you still like paper, cataloging, archiving, collecting and researching, take a break from that digital world and give us a helping hand when you can.