Hi all, This is just a quick reminder that the next Eastern Section meeting will be next Sunday, the 13th of October, at our usual venue, “The Haven in the Vale” hotel / public house, on the A52 main road between Bingham, Notts., and Grantham, Lincs.. Kick-off at 10-00am. All members, prospective members, Scott fans, hangers-on, and camp followers welcome !
Good! Should be able to make this one for a change 😛 I’m not sure if you are aware, but there is a 1940’s weekend on the 19/20th Oct at the Papplewick Pumping Station? It should be an interesting day out. I’ve not been in touch with the organiser yet but if the weather is kind I will take the Scott along. Any one else fancy going?
For anyone with no knowledge of Papplewick Pumping Station, I can add some information:- It is a magnificent, restored Victorian water pumping station, with two truly superb James Watt & Co beam engines, which will probably be in steam during the weekend of the 19th and 20th Oct. The engines were the last produced by James Watt & Co, and the engine house is almost a ‘Cathedral to Steam’, with stained glass windows, ornate ironwork, terracotta decoration in the brickwork, and all the usual polished brass. The engines are supplied with steam by a row of genuine Lancashire boilers, only one of which is normally required to keep the engines gently turning. There is also a working forge, and other displays, plus a narrow-gauge railway.
Over a million gallons of water is still pumped from the boreholes every day. (by modern electric pumps).