Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Twyford Waterworks engine reconnected

Twyford Waterworks engine
Image caption The engine was originally installed at the pumping station in 1934

A restored engine has been reconnected at an Edwardian pumping station in Hampshire.

The 79-year-old Ruston engine was used to start the diesel water pumping engines at Twyford Waterworks.

Volunteer Geoff Bailey, said: "Mechanically the transfer house is now complete - this is a real achievement."

The work was carried out by the Twyford Waterworks Trust as part of a £820,000 Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) award.

The waterworks which is still commercially pumping five million gallons of water a day is run by a team of 40 volunteers.

The site, near Winchester, was given the status of a Scheduled Ancient Monument in 1973.

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