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21 OCT 2017 10:00 : WINTER WORKS OPEN DAY - CROFTON BEAM ENGINES

Crofton Beam Engines   Winter Works Open Day   Saturday 21st October - 10am - 3pm Crofton Beam Engines, home to the world’s oldest working steam driven beam engine, is pleased to announce that visitors will be able to see our winter maintenance programme in action on Saturday 21st October.   It will also allow visitors to see work behind the scenes at our unique site.   These open days have proved very popular in previous years and once again visitors will be able to talk to the volunteers and hear about our plans as we work towards reopening at Easter 2018.   Entry is FREE and tea/coffee and biscuits will be available for a donation towards our work.   About Crofton: Crofton Beam Engines is situated on the north side of the Kennet and Avon Canal near to its highest point.   It was built to pump water to the highest level of the canal some 13m (40’) higher and 1.13Km (0.7miles) to the west.   It is home to two magnificent steam driven beam engines one of which can claim to be the oldest in the world still in its original location and doing the job it was installed for in 1812. Crofton Beam Engines is a Grade I listed site.  It is also a branch of the Kennet and Avon Canal Trust who operate the site through an enthusiastic band of volunteers all of whom are keen to provide visitors with a memorable experience.

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Marlborough ( MAWL-brə or MARL-brə) is a market town and civil parish in the English county of Wiltshire on the Old Bath Road, the old main road from London to Bath. It boasts the second widest high street in Britain, after Stockton-on-Tees. The town is on the River Kennet. View More Information at Wikipedia

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