Dogdyke and Timberland Pumping Stations Open Day

The 1940 Ruston and Hornsby 40hp diesel pumping engine at Dogdyke Pumping Station. EMN-150306-160804001
The 1940 Ruston and Hornsby 40hp diesel pumping engine at Dogdyke Pumping Station. EMN-150306-160804001
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Two historic pumping stations, Dogdyke and Timberland will both be hosting an open day for visitors this Sunday (June 7).

There is also a small museum at Dogdyke and homemade refreshments will be served in the pump attendants cottage.

Admission is free but donations are welcomed to keep these machine in a good condition so future generations can see them.

Dogdyke, with it’s unique 1856 Bradley and Craven steam engine and the 40hp Ruston and Hornsby diesel pump of 1940 will be in operation for the public between 1.30-4.30pm.

These engines are found east of Tattershall Bridge on the A153 Sleaford to Horncastle road, with an access road through Bridge Farm.

Visiters can see the steam powered beam engine working the fantastic 24 foot diameter wooden scoop wheel pump and they can watch it move the water which at full speed can pump 20 tons per minute.

Also open on June 7 is the neighbouring pumping station at Timberland, where visitors can see their large twin cylindered Ruston and Hornsby diesel engines of 1938 in operation, as well as the unique Ruston Bucyrus 10RB Dragline that once kept the drains clear of silt and weeds.

Both machine were made in Lincoln and will prove to be a great day out for families and enthusiasts.

Timberland puming station can be reached along the road between Tattershall Bridge and Kirkstead Bridge that run alongside the River Witham.

Timberland is open from 1-4.30pm.

For further information or if you would like to join the Dogdyke volunteer team please contact the publicity officer, Chris Page on 01522 683755 or visit the web site; www.dogdyke.com.