Morse's Wind Engine Park - Repps with Bastwick windmill, Norfolk

Morse's Wind Engine Park - Repps with Bastwick #2214

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Wind pump museum: post mill (drainage) - Bob Morse's collection of wind engines

Morse's wind engine park in Repps, Norfolk is holding another volunteer work weekend on 11th & 12th June 2011. This is the fifth 'Erect a Windpump Weekend' and it is increasingly growing in numbers. Details for the 2009 work weekend (details of the previous 2008 event)

Bob Morse had a fascination with windmills since he was a young man, which stepped up a notch in 1947 when he purchased the then very derelict Thurne Mill. In 18 months, with the help of Albert England, a direct descendant of England's of Ludham, the Millwright family who built the Mill in 1820, the tower was restored. The mill is now leased to the Norfolk Windmill Trust who have very successfully continued with the restoration.

Bob continued his work by rescuing derelict wind engines and restoring them to their original condition. Morse's Wind Engine Park now has a historical collection of unique wind engines and a scoopwheel dating back to the nineteenth century.

Sadly, Bob Morse passed away in Jan 2007. Read a Celebration of the life of Bob Morse to find out more about the man who assembled the most important collection of windpumps in the UK.

Some of the items on show on the site include: There are a number of other smaller exhibits, principally Bob Morse's models of various windmills, which are currently in storage, pending the fitting out of suitable exhibition space.

The collection is open to view on various dates throughout the year and also by appointment basis. We have many varied groups visit us here in Repps and these group visits normally include a trip to the nearby Thurne Windmill.
For more information of open days or to make an advanced booking please call
Mrs Debra Nicholson
Morse's Wind Engine Park
Marsh Cottage
Marsh Road
Norfolk NR29 5JU
Telephone: - 01692 670204
Mobile :- 07796 407864
Email :-

Thurne mill is nearby, and is opened (and operated, wind permitting), April - September every 2nd & 4th Sunday of the month between 2pm - 4pm.

In fact, the local area provides a very valuable insight into the whole history of wind energy.

Wallis Titt wind engine, 15 July 2006

Wallis Titt wind engine, 15 July 2006

Scoop wheel, 15 July 2006

Scoop wheel in action, 15 July 2006

Reconstructed wooden wind engine, 15 July 2006

American Monitor Vaneless Windpump, 15 July 2006

British wooden wind engine (awaiting repair), 15 July 2006

Southern Cross modern wind engine, 15 July 2006

Climax wind engine, 15 July 2006

Aermotor wind engine, 15 July 2006

Newark wind engine, 15 July 2006

General view of Morse's wind engine park, 15 July 2006

General view of Morse's wind engine park, 15 July 2006

General view of Morse's wind engine park, 15 July 2006

General view of Morse's wind engine park, 15 July 2006

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Entries in photo archives:

Wind Engine - Scoop [2012-08-27]

Ashley Dace

Wallis Titt Wind Engine [2012-08-27]

Ashley Dace

The Morse windpump collection at Repps [2004-05-22]

Jim Woodward-Nutt

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Opening times via SPAB site

News item: Third "erect a windpump weekend" at Morse's Wind Engine Park, Repps (9/2/09)
News item: Morse's wind engine park volunteer work weekend, 7th-8th June 2008 (19/3/08)
News item: A celebration of the life of Bob Morse (7/2/07)
News item: Bob Morse has passed away. (23/1/07)
News item: Bob Morse's wind engines - (14/2/06)
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