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Halfway Tree water cistern

20:36 Jan 29 2015 Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park, Mount Liamuiga Trail, Basseterre, Saint Kitts and Nevis

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Halfway Tree Cistern (located in the village of Halfway Tree) One of the remarkable features of an island tour of St. Kitts is the system of public cisterns found in each of the villages, beautifully constructed of cut stone, each having its own design, the size reflecting the community the cistern was expected to serve. The larger ones are buttressed for support, while the very small ones stand alone. Each cistern has one or more pipes from which villagers might collect water from this public water supply for personal and other use. Another feature of these cisterns is that most of them have a postbox inserted in one of the walls, many of them still in use by the General Post Office. The Half Way Tree Cistern typifies these village cisterns found throughout our island.
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