Monday, 13 April 2009

Papplewick Pumping Station

Yesterday, with the weather being reasonable ie not raining all the time, we took the opportunity to visit Papplewick Pumping Station for their steam day ( and became paid up members at the same time)
Papplewick Pumping Station is a Victorian water pump powered by two James Watt beam engines that was used until recent times to pump the water for areas of Nottingham.
There were also a few miniature traction engines, a small fairground organ and a good turn out from what looked to be the local Austin club.I have put together a short film here which hopefully will give some idea of the scale of the engines.

Also, being of artistic mind ( yeah, well maybe) I took a lot of photos for ideas and inspiration.
here are a few of them and more can be seen here.

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Papplewick Pumping Station 100


Wanda said...

These are great photos...full of inspiration! And yeah...I think you can say you are of artistic mind! Without a doubt!

Myfanwy said...

Definitely insprational!

Julie said...

Looks like a grand day out! And lots of great pics.

Affer said...

The photos are really good - I particularly liked the near-B&W shots of the chain and the gear wheel. I knew a girl who made up some printed fabrics using photos of metal surfaces taken by an electron scanning microscope. A row of cushions she produced looked quite extraordinary!

Lady Euphoria Deathwatch said...

Hi Guzzisue,

Thank you for the show. I love your pictures.

Hugs, Euphoria

Chrissie said...

Ooh I love a man with an oily rag!
Very evocative photos too of the chain links - I'm sure you'll find your inspiration

JaneO said...

Brilliant photos and enjoyed the video, I could almost smell the engines. Isn't that old pumping machinery wonderful, so bold and confident.

JannArt said...

Great photos. Lots of inspiration. Sounded like a good day out.

Clare W said...

We visited the same day at Papplewick 8 years ago but we were only talking about it yesterday. I loved the sound of the pumping station engine - a deep pulse. We all loved the little steam train. x