Ride to Crossness Pumping Station
See Joseph Bazalgette’s magnificent industrial cathedral, featuring the largest rotative beam engines in the world opened in 1865 to pump sewage and thus combat cholera in the capital. The Trust has won cash from the Heritage Lottery Fund and other major grant givers and is embarking on a major programme of work that will see the creation of a new access road, repair of the fabric of the core buildings and the creation of new visitor and exhibition facilities. Meet 10.a.m. Cutty Sark Gardens for a flat steady ride on the Thames Path to Crossness; refreshments available at the site or bring your own sandwiches. Free entry to a model engineering exhibition in the grounds but £5 to enter the pumping station and see the engines working.
This post was edited by Teresa Griffith at 06:20pm 20 Nov 2012.