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Fascinating Talk on Kempton Steam Museum

Fascinating Talk on Kempton Steam Museum

The Kempton Steam Museum can be seen from the A316

Peter Simpson who has volunteered at the Kempton Steam Museum since the 1990s gave a fascinating talk to a very interested audience on Thursday 7th December. This massive steam engine was responsible for pumping water all round London until 1980 when it was shut down and replaced with electric pumps.

Peter joined a group of volunteers who have slowly renovated the enormous ‘Triple’ shown below.  The engine is housed in the massive building shown above.  It is now up and running on certain weekends in the year.  The talk was a complete eye opener to the dedication of the volunteers on this massive project, and the amazing engineering involved.

Megan and her team provided an excellent meal of sausages and mash followed by a lovely Tart Tatin.

The enormous ‘Triple’

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