Our waterwheel’s working again!

Great to be able to file a good news story this sunny Tuesday.

It follows an email l have received from Julian Stirling who is Chair of Trustees at Claverton Pumping Station which pumps water from the River Avon to the Kennet and Avon Canal – using power from the flow of the river.

He tells me:

“Earlier this year you published a story on the cracks in the cast iron waterwheel at Claverton Pumping Station.

The crack before repair

We are delighted to announce that, thanks to your help, we were able to raise just over £10,000 to repair the Grade I listed pumping mechanism.

Harry – a volunteer at the station – busy working on a repair.

As large cast iron structures are very hard to weld, metal strapping has been added to support the cracked area.

This week we tested the waterwheel and it is now working very smoothly.

We will run the wheel for public demonstrations this Saturday (9th of September) and on the 14th of October.”

We have added a small press release to our website:

Great news Julian and what a super job all you volunteers do!

1 Comment

  1. Brilliant news. Julian and the team have worked so hard to rectify the damage. It would be great to see visitors here again.

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