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Hot Steamy Sunday – MGA South West Tour

Date(s) - 26/08/2012
All Day

Crofton Pumping Station


70 Miles of Ups and Downs

The Tour this year starts at Avon Valley Railway at Bitton Station east of Bristol to view their
Engines in steam. After registration and coffee in the buffet ( at entrants cost ) we head
through the rolling hills north of Bath and over the Marlborough Downs to finish at Crofton
Pumping Station at Crofton nr. Marlborough

This Grade 1 listed Building houses two magnificent Cornish Beam Engines which will be in
steam on the weekend we have chosen for the trip. The 1812 Boulton & Watt engine is the
oldest working beam engine in the world still capable of pumping water into the Kennet &
Avon canal. Here we can picnic in the field opposite or home cooked light lunches are
available in the cafe. Participants are free in the afternoon to view the working engines and
hopefully enjoy afternoon tea in the cafe before departing home.

Contact Alan Atkins for further information and an entry form

Tel – 01275 393671
Fernhill House, Folleigh Lane, Long Ashton, Bristol BS41 9JB
Mob – 07904 339 052