Pie in the sky? See for yourselves

A man with his head in the clouds who is trying to convert an old disused water tower into a family home gave enthusiasts a sneak peak at his efforts so far.

A man with his head in the clouds who is trying to convert an old disused water tower into a family home gave enthusiasts a sneak peak at his efforts so far.

David Forsterhas spent years struggling to transform the tower in Cawston, near Aylsham, and opened it to the public for one-day only on Saturday.

David Forster from Oulton Broad, Lowestoft said: "I felt it was important to show people that this sort of project can be done and that they shouldn't forget about water towers.

"Water towers are such an important part of our history, they provided us with showers, running water and hot and cold water, it would be a shame to neglect them.

"This is the only ten-sided water tower in the country and I know a lot of people were interested in what I'm doing so I thought I'd let them-even though I haven't finished yet."

And the chance to nose around the unique building proved a delight for the British Water Tower Appreciation Society.

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Ferrers Young, of the society, said: "Water towers have always held a fascination for me, ever since I was a boy I would go and have a look at the ones in Southwold at the weekend.

"They all look so very different, some are beautiful like this one and some are monstrous but there isn't very much written about them and I think it's important to know their history."

Mr Forster bought the building in 2003 after falling in love at first sight and set about the lengthy process of turning it into a habitable building. He said: "Because of financial constraints I have to do all the labour in my spare time. It hasn't been easy and I've got a long way to go but it's a labour of love."