Family Event Crofton Beam Engines - Steaming Weekend

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30 July 2016 10:30 - 17:00
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The Crofton Beam Engines were built 200 years ago to supply water to the highest point of the Kennet & Avon canal. They illustrate directly the development of motive power and canal transport. During the Steam Weekend, the place really comes to life with the hand-stoked Lancashire boiler in operation, 6 and 4 tonne oscillating beams and tonnes of water cascading into the canal leat.

The Cafe offers a range of drinks, cakes and light snacks. If the weather is set to be fine, there will also be a BBQ. 

Members free, guests at £6.50 each and accompanied children under 16 also go free.

While the site cannot offer a guide tour on Steaming Days, they will provide an introductory talk, which has been arranged for 10.30. The site is open from then until 17.00.

Field parking on site.

The postcode for Satnav users is SN8 3DW.

Please note, historic properties can produce some difficulties for visitors with disabilities.


Crofton Beam Engines
United Kingdom

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Phil Reynolds
United Kingdom
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