Papplewick Pumping Station, Nottinghamshire

Papplewick Pumping Station in Nottinghamshire is a listed, working water pumping station which opened in 1884. The ornate building, designed by Thomas Hawksley has twin WATT beam engines which draw water from the bunter sandstone below. Operated by 6 Lancashire boilers, the station supplied water to the county until 1969.

There has been an active Preservation Society in residence since 1974 and they open the station to the public throughout the year. There are with regular steam weekends which are very popular.

I took this photograph in summer 2017 as they were getting the temperature up on the boiler nearest the camera ready for one of their steam events. The smell from the coal was wonderful and boiler room was really beautiful with the smoke in the atmosphere .