I’ve just been reviewing the work that has been going on at Sandfields recently and it seems that we have been busy dismantling various parts here and… Read more “The dismantlers”
Steve has been drilling and tapping a stuck bolt and getting a 'work out' in the process. It is part of the mechanism in the cataract chamber that the engineers are freeing up as part of the process to get the old engine moving
The Burton Engineers visiting Sandfields Pumping Station and receiving an introduction to the history of the site, before a full guided tour around the magnificent 1873 Cornish Beam engine.
Alf has been working towards getting the heaters reconnected. We are hoping to put a bit of heat into the building over the Winter to try to… Read more “Electrical works”
By Katy Shore-Kapsis. Sandfield’s Cornish Pumping Engine Sandfield’s Cornish Pumping Engine In 1873 installed Great, magnificent and efficient 50 years non-stop performed Sandfield’s Cornish Pumping Engine In… Read more “Sandfield’s Cornish Pumping Engine”
A joy to behold. People doing what they do best, working together in cooperation, preserving a site that tells the remarkable story of clean water and the… Read more “Work on the Engine”
Freeing off the valve gear on the Cornish Beam Engine. There was a rumour that the inlet valve from Sandfields was taken out and used on the… Read more “Valve Gear Renovation”