Morse's wind engine park volunteer work weekend, 7th-8th June 2008


VOLUNTEER MILLWRIGHTING
MORSE'S WIND ENGINE PARK
'ERECT A WINDPUMP WEEKEND II'
SATURDAY 7th & SUNDAY 8th JUNE 2008

Following last years success story we are holding our second 'erect a windpump weekend'.

Last June saw fifteen really keen and enthusiastic people meet up in the sleepy village of Repps, Norfolk where we began the task of re-erecting the F Littlewood & Sons Windpump.

Iwade wind engine

F Littlewood and Sons were based in the Swale Iron Works at Milton Regis in Kent, it was typical of the small engineering companies who built the early wind engines. The little windpump above was built in approximately 1890 and spent its working life supplying water to cattle troughs near the river Thames at Iwade in Kent.

The format for the weekend will be varied and hopefully offer something for everyone. There will be painting, woodwork, metalwork, sowing, gardening to and much more.

Food will be plentiful as we intend to supply bacon rolls for breakfast, sandwiches & soup for lunch and a BBQ with a glass of wine or beer in the evening.

There is a very nice camp site next door for those of you wishing to stay overnight. It offers full toilet and shower facilities, caters for caravans and tents, has electric hook-ups and gas re-fills. We are looking into the possibility of local tent hire for those of you who may not have any accommodation.

If you are interested and wish to book a place, or if you just want some more information please contact:

Debra Nicholson 01692 672155 or 07796 407864
debranicholson@windengines.com
Morse's Wind Engine Park
Marsh View
Staithe Road
Repps
Norfolk NR29 5JU


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