King George V Pumping Station open day

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 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
 Free

Go behind the closed doors of the King George V pumping stations, one of Thames Water's historic sites.

Designed to pump water from the River Lee into the King George V reservoir, the building houses three old disused gas Humphrey pumps, and two electric pumps currently in service. The buildings in the complex were opened in 1913 and were designed by William Booth Bryan for the Metropolitan Water Board.

The pumps, the invention of H A Humphrey, dispensed with the usual pistons, flywheels etc. and were provided with their momentum by the free movement or oscillation of water between pump and tower. They are the first example of their type in the world. They were used up until the late 1960s when they were replaced by electric pumps.

This Thames Water site is only opened on special occasions for public tours, no need to book but depending on interest you may need to wait a while before gaining access.

The site remains operational during this event.


Contact and Booking Details

 
 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
 Free

Booking details and information at this website.

No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.

Disclaimer: All information given is correct at the time of compiling the listings. Any questions about the event should be directed to the event organiser.

2022-09-17 10:00 2022-09-17 10:00 Europe/London King George V Pumping Station open day Go behind the closed doors of the King George V pumping stations, one of Thames Water's historic sites. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2022/09/17/king-george-v-pumping-station-open-day-303330 King George V Pumping Station,Swan & Pike Road,Enfield,London

Location

King George V Pumping Station,

Swan & Pike Road,
Enfield,
London,
EN3 6JH

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