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Offline conan

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Re: Brook Pumping Station,Chatham
« Reply #61 on: April 18, 2018, 19:53:35 »
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Re: Brook Pumping Station,Chatham
« Reply #60 on: April 18, 2018, 15:41:40 »
    I was a motor mechanic working for Barnes & Brooker in the 60's and I remember going here a few times for one thing or another, but what I do recall was one of the workers there. possibly the boss man had a model T Ford which we had in the garage one time.
    It was probably when the MOT first came about. It was definately not black as Mr Ford said they should be but green and yellow if memory serves me right. It had a string to pull where a hand came up to signal turning a corner, just wondering if anyone ever remembers it.

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Re: Brook Pumping Station,Chatham
« Reply #59 on: April 17, 2018, 21:51:14 »
I have some photos of a Open Day they had back in the 1990s.

The date on the back says 18th June 1994.

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I had to reduce the original size slightly to make them fit though.

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Re: Brook Pumping Station,Chatham
« Reply #58 on: March 04, 2014, 11:37:27 »
Maybe it is time to get the sign changed then :)

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Re: Brook Pumping Station,Chatham
« Reply #57 on: March 04, 2014, 08:48:50 »
Its actually a Hayward Tyler - the sign is wrong :)

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Re: Brook Pumping Station,Chatham
« Reply #56 on: March 02, 2014, 21:19:20 »
Haywood – Tyler & Co. hot air engine.  Half HP. 7” bore x 9” stroke.

At 120 RPM it will deliver 720 gallons of water per hour, it was originally installed in a brewery at Wateringbury in 1898.

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Re: Brook Pumping Station,Chatham
« Reply #55 on: September 14, 2013, 17:09:09 »
It was good to see you down there today, and it meant I could put off my jobs for a little while :)

Is anyone coming down tomorrow?  We are open from 11-3!

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Re: Brook Pumping Station,Chatham
« Reply #54 on: September 14, 2013, 16:10:40 »
Congratulations to all the hard working volunteers here - they're doing a great job!

A few photos from a visit today:


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Re: Brook Pumping Station,Chatham
« Reply #53 on: December 01, 2012, 16:35:27 »
It was nice to meet you finally :)

Yes storm water still fills the tank but takes some time before it is full enough to pump out so the stagnant water smells a bit when it is disturbed by the pumps.  Still it is good to see it all work :)

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Re: Brook Pumping Station,Chatham
« Reply #52 on: December 01, 2012, 14:25:54 »
Had a nice little visit there this morning :)

It's a lot smaller than I thought it would have been for some reason, but the pump engines do take up a decent 1/3rd of the ground floor space there, with displays filling the remainder and no public access to the lower areas.
Found out from Kyn that it's still an active pump house occasionally as well, which I would never have guessed, and that in the summer months one of the big pumps/engines is started up (Though its veeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeery smelly XD).

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Re: Brook Pumping Station,Chatham
« Reply #51 on: November 26, 2012, 16:11:57 »
:) Excellent plug there Karlostg XD
1st of Dec for the next open day yes?
Yep, the 1st of Dec  :)

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Re: Brook Pumping Station,Chatham
« Reply #50 on: November 26, 2012, 14:50:18 »
:) Excellent plug there Karlostg XD
1st of Dec for the next open day yes?

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Re: Brook Pumping Station,Chatham
« Reply #49 on: November 26, 2012, 14:14:50 »
There are blueprints on display at the pumping station. Why not visit to have a look?

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Re: Brook Pumping Station,Chatham
« Reply #48 on: November 26, 2012, 13:52:00 »
Just  quick Q..
Would anyone be able to provide a "blue print" of the place? I'm rather interested in this venue all of a sudden after I keep going past it on the way in to town :)

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Re: Brook Pumping Station,Chatham
« Reply #47 on: October 08, 2012, 19:37:30 »
A couple of above ground pictures too.

 

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