Crossness pumping station in Abbey Wood announces 2013 programme

PUBLISHED: 12:12 22 March 2013 | UPDATED: 12:12 22 March 2013

The Crossness pumping station

The Crossness pumping station


The Crossness pumping station in Abbey Wood has announced its 2013 programme.

The first event takes place on Sunday, April 21, from 10.30am to 5pm, and will be a local history fair with exhibitors organised by Bexley Civic Society.

There will be another four steam days until October.

Crossness is one of only two Grade I listed industrial buildings in south-east London (the other being Tower Bridge).

It was the triumph of Victorian engineering, symbolised by Crossness, that provided an answer to the Great Stink of 1858 by providing an effective answer to the capital’s sewage problem.

For a number of years a band of unpaid volunteers have been restoring the site and its magnificent steam engines, one of which now works.

The steam days give the public a chance to appreciate Victorian steam engineering and its achievements.

Crossness is located on Belvedere Road. For more information visit or email

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