Search

Volunteers' gong

PUBLISHED: 15:49 28 January 2009 | UPDATED: 16:04 25 August 2010

VOLUNTEERS who restored a landmark in Victorian engineering received a prestigious award.

VOLUNTEERS who restored a landmark in Victorian engineering received a prestigious award.

Crossness Engines Trust members received a heritage award from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers for restoring the 144-year-old Prince Consort Engine, last Tuesday.

Volunteers ranging from mechanics to artists have restored the steam engine, based in Belvedere Road, Abbey Wood, have worked on the project since 1987.

The pumping station, a cornerstone in a plan to provide London with an up-to-date sewerage system in the late 1800s, also had its detailed cast iron decorations restored.

This year there will be three open days when the engines will be operational, in April, June and August.

For more information call 020 8311 3711.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Bexley Times. Click the link in the orange box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad, serving as your advocate and trusted source of local information. Our industry is facing testing times, which is why I’m asking for your support. Every single contribution will help us continue to produce award-winning local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Bexley Times