As you can see from the pictures in the previous post, the weather is being really changeable with really heavy showers interspersed with beautiful sunny spells. Luckily we managed to moor right next to the pump house and so were able to leg it across inbetween showers to have a good look round this amazing piece of working machinery lovingly restored by a group of willing volunteers. They fire the boilers up several weekends over the summer and it really is worth a visit. Details on croftonbeamengines website. I looked around the pumphouse while Louise was more interested in trying out the local cider!!
What I really liked about this place is that the machinery had not been encased in fences, guard rails and at least three layers of hi-vis; allowing you to get really up close with this massive power. I am a big fan of Darwin by the way!