Third "erect a windpump weekend" at Morse's Wind Engine Park, Repps

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windpumps Third "erect a windpump weekend" at Morse's Wind Engine Park, Repps

SATURDAY 13th & SUNDAY 14th JUNE 2009

Following the success story of the last two years, Morse's Wind Engine Park is now holding its third "erect a windpump weekend".

Last June numbers increased to 18 really keen and enthusiastic people who met up in the sleepy village of Repps, Norfolk. They continued the work that had been started in 2007 and completed the task of re-erecting the F Littlewood and Sons Windpump. F Littlewood and Sons were based in the Swale Iron Works at Milton Regis in Kent and 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. This year they hope to concentrate on the restoration of their 2 John Wallis Titt wind engines. Only 3 of these wind engines are left - a six sided complete restoration at Crux Easton in Hampshire and the two at MWEP.

There will be painting, woodwork, metalwork, sowing, gardening and much more. Food will be plentiful as they intend to supply bacon rolls for breakfast, sandwiches/salads and picks for lunch and a BBQ with a glass or two of wine or beer in the evening.

For those wishing to stay for the whole weekend, there is a very nice camp site next door offering full toilet and shower facilities. It caters for caravans and tents, has electric hook-ups and gas re-fills. Locally there are a number of bed & breakfast options - 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
      Morse's Wind Engine Park
      Marsh View
      Staithe Road
      Norfolk NR29 5JU
Mills: [Repps with Bastwick]
See also:Morse's wind engine park volunteer work weekend, 7th-8th June 2008 (19/3/08)
Item: #719, Posted: 9/2/09.

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