Saturday, 14 July 2012

step back in time at the markfield beam engine steaming day



There is an opportunity this Sunday (15 July) to see a magnificent masterpiece of Victorian engineering in operation: the Markfield Beam Engine and Museum is having a steaming day. 

The museum and engine is housed in its original Grade II listed Engine House in the former sewage and treatment works for Tottenham which now forms  of Markfield Park  - just a short walk north of Springfield Park, along the River Lee.



This remarkable engine was built by Wood Brothers, of Sowerby Bridge, Yorkshire, between 1886 and 1888.  It was commissioned on the 12th July 1888 was used to pump sewage in the Tottenham area of North London. It saw continuous duty from that time to around 1905, when it was relegated to standby duty for storm water pumping.The Engine has been restored to working order and can be seen operating under steam power on designated days, the next of which is this Sunday.  
The museum is open: 11:00am to 5:00pm with steaming at:
1:00pm to 1:45pm
2:30pm to 3:15pm
4:00pm to 4:45pm

Location:
Markfield Road, SouthTottenham, N15 4RB

There is a café on site if you fancy coffee and a bun and all areas of the site are disabled accessible. 

More information at: Markfield Beam Engine

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