SJ8333 : Mill Meece Pumping Station - back in business

taken 2 months ago, near to Millmeece, Staffordshire, Great Britain

Mill Meece Pumping Station - back in business
Mill Meece Pumping Station - back in business
The first public steaming for nine years following major work on the boiler settings and flues. This shows the atmosphere in the engine house with the Ashton, Frost engine on the left running. I had seen the Hathorn, Davey on the right running earlier. Photography in here is difficult but I just wanted this shot to convey something of the melee in the room. I'm hoping I dodged any Covid-19 viruses that might have been swilling around.
Mill Meece Pumping Station

Mill Meece Pumping Station is located in the village of Millmeece in Staffordshire. Its function, powered by steam engines, was to pump water from boreholes to a reservoir in Hanchurch, from which it would supply the Potteries area.
The pumping station first worked with one engine, two boreholes and two boilers in 1915. The second engine pumping from two new boreholes first pumped water in 1928. Both engines continued to operate until 1979. Water is still pumped from the Mill Meece site by electric pumps, but the steam engines remain in their original location.
The pumping station is open to the public.
The Chimney is Grade II listed. The pumping station was first put to work with one engine, two boreholes and two boilers in 1915 though did not pump to the public water supply until 1919. The second engine pumping from two new boreholes first pumped water in 1928. Both engines continued to operate until 22 December 1979. Water is still pumped from the Mill Meece site by electric pumps, but the steam engines remain in their original location.

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Date Taken
Saturday, 14 August, 2021   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 15 August, 2021
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
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Pumping Station 
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Machinery 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8302 3393 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:54.1522N 2:15.2331W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8302 3393
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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