Standing atop Yew Tree Hill like some concrete distant relative of the Fighting Machines from The War Of The Worlds, the 110ft tall Droitwich Water Tower is visible for miles.

Although the tank, which holds 150,000 gallons, rests on 12 square columns and a larger service shaft, from some angles it seems like there are just three columns, giving it the appearance of those ‘Tripods’ from the H.G. Wells story.

Built in 1962, it has been described as ”stunning” by the British Water Tower Appreciation Society, although it’s not to everyone’s tastes and has been blighted by the addition of many mobile phone antennae.