Crossness holds annual Bexley history fayre

PUBLISHED: 17:09 24 April 2012




Bexley history buffs were treated to the annual history fayre at Crossness pumping station on Sunday (22).

The event at Belvedere Road, Abbey Wood, was held in the Boiler House where visitors could pick up tips on pursuing their historical interests and tracking down their family history from local history experts.

Crossness has recently undergone significant restoration work which has been funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, English Heritage and the Homes and Communities Agency.

The roofs of the buildings have been restored and the internal walls of the 1950s boiler house have been removed to reveal the extent of the original building.

A new exhibition is in the pipeline to show visitors future plans.

The fayre ran from 10.30am to 4.30pm and entry was free to the fayre but people had to pay £5 to enter the Beam Engine House.

More than 700 people attended the event organised by Betty Sadler of the Bexley Civic Society.

For more information on Crossness visit or call 020 8311 3711.

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