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' symington boiler house a underground culvert runs across the town to the commons car park by a small weir to give a head of water for feeding the boiler room that had its own power generator in case of a grid power failure.the sluice gate could be seen by looking over the river retaining wall by the weir itself. here is a photo taken by MR R Higgs of the weir in 2015 showing the dismantled retaining wall footings in a river reclamation program along the welland to improve the water flow. the old symington factory sluice gate is hidden from view by the vegetation on the right of the picture but can be seen by observing over the wall next to the pump room / toilet block in the commons car park. thanks to mr higgs for the use of this picture '