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Prestigious Engineering Heritage Award

Award Day at Waterworks Museum Hereford

There is Free admission to the Waterworks Museum – Hereford on Bank Holiday Monday 7 May 2018 from 12noon to 4pm.

This is a special open day as the presentation of the IMechE Engineering Heritage Award for Unique triple-expansion steam in 1895 will be awarded at 2pm.

The Worth Mackenzie triple-expansion steam engine was installed in 1895 to replace two ageing beam engines, which had reached the end of their useful lives. The new engine fulfilled two functions. It pumped untreated water from the River Wye to the water-treatment works at the rate of one million gallons every twelve hours, and re-pumped treated water to a water tower tank.  From there the water was distributed to Hereford City and the immediate surrounding areas.

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Fees & Tickets

Free Event

Event Location

Waterworks Museum - Hereford Broomy Hill, Hereford, Herefordshire, HR4 0LJ

Organiser: Waterworks Museum – Hereford

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