Markfield Beam Engine  by boxplayer

Markfield Beam Engine

Once used to pump sewage away from Tottenham. It was restored in the noughties and is now a museum with regular open days and steaming days when you can see it in operation. I cycle past it often on the Tottenham towpath but have never caught it open before, so popped in to have a nosey on my cycle ride today. Very impressive - huge mechanism and obviously well cared for by the volunteers.

Had been a little at a loss what to do today what with Dave carrying on in the garden so decided on a cycle. Also popped up to the farmers' market and bought basil, coriander and oregano from the herb people.

Late lunch of leftover nachos and watermelon feta salad followed by mostly reading in the garden.

3 good things
1. Interesting mushrooms from the farmers' market.
2. Lots of warm sunshine.
3. Dave had finished digging out the path, put down the edging, plastic layer and laid gravel down, though he needs more.


22 May 2022
Tottenham N15
it looks rather grand and rather victorian , they loved a bit of grandeur.
May 22nd, 2022  
Great capture and this must be a great museum
May 22nd, 2022  
Nicely restored.
May 23rd, 2022  
@phil_howcroft yes is Victorian, they were a clever bunch...😊
May 23rd, 2022  
I love how that era made functional things beautiful too. Great shot!
May 23rd, 2022  
That is an impressive piece of machinery! The pumps today look so much different.
May 23rd, 2022  
May 23rd, 2022  
Beautiful photo
May 23rd, 2022  
Excellent 👌
A good day all round
May 23rd, 2022  
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