Head for the imposing chimney stack of the pumping station rising out of the marshy Somerset Levels and come and see our ‘new’ 1924 Robey Portable Boiler in steam. The use of steam power on ‘The Levels’ to reduce flooding and control drainage of the low lying moorlands commenced at Westonzoyland in about 1830, when the first of eight pumping stations was built on the banks of the River Parrett. Originally equipped with a beam engine and scoop wheel, this was replaced in 1861 by the now preserved Easton Amos land drainage machine, still in its original engine house and the recent recipient of a prestigious Engineering Heritage Award from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. The original buildings, comprising the engine house, cottage, forge and chimney are Grade II* listed by Historic England and together with a modern exhibition hall, engine shed and pump room, house a fascinating collection of working stationary steam engines and pumps acknowledged to be the largest collection in the South of England. Two rooms in the Attendant’s Cottage and the Scullery are open to view. Other exhibits of general interest include a small waterwheel; Lister deep well pumps; Blacksmith’s forge; Lancashire boiler and 2’ narrow gauge […]
Our very popular end of season rally – steam engines, cars, stationary engines, demonstrations, displays, and miniature railway rides (free to children). Find out about the story of drinking water in our new Discovery Zone. Enjoy an informative stroll around our Waterworks with everything fully open, restored machinery in operation and our volunteers on hand to explain how it all used to work. If you wish, join a free Guided Tour to find out all about the Waterworks. Children can follow their own trail looking for clues to the story of the site. Can you find ‘Twyford Toad’? Learn about the progress we are making to restore our boilers and steam pumping engine! Discover the lime kilns up above the main works, where you can also watch the industrial narrow gauge railway at work. Follow our nature trail around the three acre site and see what you can spot! Relax in our renowned Tea Room, offering a wide range of hot & cold drinks, sandwiches, toasties, snacks, cakes & ice creams, all at a reasonable price. Please feel free to make use of the picnic tables around the site too. http://www.twyfordwaterworks.co.uk/
Enjoy the fairground at night with a spooky theme as you experience the magical nature of the Edwardian fairground as the sights, sounds and smells all come alive as darkness falls! Lots of games and fancy dress competition, so come dressed to scare! A free bus link is being arranged between Sainsbury’s Liphook and Liphook Railway Station and Hollycombe in association with Wheeldrive and the East Hampshire Community Rail Partnership – check the ‘Blog’ for the timetable and more details.
Shirley’s 1857 potters’ mill in steam driven by the 1820s beam engine with steam generated with a 1903 Cornish boiler. Santa’s grotto. Christmas themed craft activities for children. Artist blacksmith and other activities. Attractive canal side location in the heart of Stoke-on-Trent
Magnificent heavy horses, vintage tractors, steam ploughing engines, trade stands, crafts – a great day out for all the family!
Come along with your model traction engine and take advantage of the large area of traffic-free tarmac roads around the site, or bring your own 5inch or 7.25inch loco and run on our 1/2 mile dual gauge ground level track. Saturday evening barbecue and night run. On site camping and caravanning pitches available with electric hook-up. Email or phone for further information and booking form. Last year we had 20 Miniature Traction Engines, 2 Steam Cars, and 11 visiting locos, in addition to a number of our members’ engines.
20th May 2018 Over a thousand Classic and vintage vehicles, Cars ,Buses, Motorcycles and scooters, tractors, stationary engines. Autojumble and Trade Stands Food stalls and Licenced bar Childrens rides and fun dog show free public parking Public entry £6 per adult – Children under 14 free
The Stonefield, Ballacreggan Farm, Port St Mary, Isle of Man, IM9 5AY