Papplewick pumping station – 01

Walk by the lake £650

A walk by the lake – Papplewick pumping station £650

Size: 61cm x 91.4cm (actual image size)
It is supplied in a black frame ready to hang, fitted with ‘D’ rings and picture cord.
Complete with Certificate of Authenticity
‘A walk by the lake’ is a view of the Superintendents House across the cooling pond.

This wonderful Victorian building is just one of the gems at Papplewick pumping station.
Enthusiasts sail model boats & yachts on the cooling pond most Sundays.

I live less than 10 minutes away from Britain’s finest Victorian Water Works and spend many a happy afternoon there.

Papplewick Pumping Station is the only one in the East Midlands which has been preserved as a complete pumping station in full working order.
It has been restored from 1975 onwards and was opened formally on 8 June 2005 by The Duke of Gloucester.

You really must make time for a visit especially on a Steaming weekend when you can see the working blacksmith in the forge and a local wood turner practising his art.

In the main building there are two massive beam pumping engines, thought to be the last built by the famous firm of James Watt & Co. of Soho Works, Birmingham and London
These engines are working under steam on Steaming Days.

There are tours to the underground resevoirs by bus, which is a lot more interesting than it sounds.

There are also events days.
The First World War Weekends and 1940’s Weekends are very popular and well attended.

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