200 ans de machine à vapeur : Invitation à visiter le musée de Crofton

Publié le : 13/01/2012

Crofton Beam Engines : les 200 ans de la machine Boulton et Watt : invitation...

La plus ancienne machine à vapeur du monde encore en état de marche fonctionne !  

Greetings from Crofton

I am chairman of Crofton Beam Engines UK.

This year we are celebrating 200 years of the operation of our 1812 Boulton and Watt Beam engine.

Along with an 1846 Harvey engine this engine pumps water 40ft up to the summit of the Kennet & Avon canal opened in 1810.

As such the Boulton & Watt engine is the oldest beam engine in the world still able to do its original job in its original location.

To celebrate this bicentenary we are holding additional steamings this year - details can be found on our website.


The reason for this email is to extend an invitation to any of your members who may be in the UK this year to visit us.

If they make themselves known when visiting Crofton we will endeavour to give them a personal guided tour.

With kind regards

Jon Willis Chairman - Crofton Beam Engines


2012 - Join Us in a Year of Celebration
The 200th Anniversary of our Boulton and Watt Beam Engine
'The World's Oldest Steam Engine Still Able to Perform its Original Function
We are planning a series of Special Events to be held throughout the year and more information will be published here soon

The Pumping Station is presently CLOSED for routine Winter maintenance. It reopens on Sunday 10th March

Our First Public Steaming of 2012 will be on 7th, 8th and 9th of April

Click for Steaming Dates, Opening Times and Entrance Fees (Reduced Prices!!) 

The find out more about Crofton Pumping Station
and enter this web site, click Here

Crofton Pumping Station, Crofton, Marlborough, Wiltshire, SN8 3DW, United Kingdom
Telephone +44 (0)1672 870300, eMail er23fc45 [at] CroftonBeamEngines.org