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Heritage site opening its doors for the last event of 2013
3:00pm Sunday 15th September 2013 in News
TWYFORD Waterworks will open its gates for the last time this year on Sunday October 6, giving visitors the opportunity to discover more about their drinking water.
Water from the Hampshire Downs has been supplying its residents for the past 113 years and the historic pumping station is the only complete Edwardian waterworks to survive with its steam, diesel and electric pumps, its water softening works and industrial railway intact.
Run exclusively by volunteers, the Waterworks Trust received a grant last year from the Heritage Lottery Fund of £820,000 to help restore the boilers and return steam pumping engine back to working order.
Light refreshments and a barbeque will be available at this autumn event, which has ample free parking and a free vintage bus service operating between Winchester railway station, Broadway and the Waterworks at regular intervals.
Tickets cost £5 for adults, £4 for concessions and under 16s go free. Please contact 01962 714716 for more information.
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