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VISIT TO THE BRITISH ENGINEERIUM IN HOVE - Sunday 6 April 2003

Unlike the day before and the day after, Sunday the 6th was overcast and cold, so the 40 plus members who visited the museum were glad we had arranged a day when the boilers were lit and the engines 'in steam', and many of them working. This beautifully restored Victorian pumping station, which originally supplied Hove with its fresh water, could be seen working in all its glory. The engineering which our predecessors built into these machines, and which enabled them to work so smoothly a century later, would have delighted Sir Henry. I guess he would also have appreciated the filled baked potatoes followed by traditional spotted dick and custard which the members consumed after their conducted tour of the museum.

Maurice Pitchford - Section Committee Member