The historic clean water pumping station at Twyford Waterworks, a Scheduled Ancient Monument, will be open for visitors to discover how water was, and still is abstracted from deep beneath the Downs on Sunday 4th September. On display will be steam, diesel and electric pumps, all original to the site, along with the water softening works, industrial railway and unique water powered engines. It will also form the picturesque backdrop to the annual gathering of classic vehicles which range from the diminutive Austen Seven to the large fire engine.
Matthew Feldwick, a volunteer for the charitable trust that runs the Waterworks said:
'We look forward to showing people the wonders of engineering and welcoming visitors to this historic site; one of the hidden gems of Hampshire'
Admission is £5 for adults, £4 for concessions and children under 16 are free. Open from 11.00am to 4.00pm the site also boasts a tea room offering refreshments, free guided tours, picnic sites and a nature trail.