The Crossness Engines Trust

The Crossness Engines Trust The Crossness Pumping Station was built by Sir Joseph Bazalgette as part of Victorian London's urgently needed main sewerage system.
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The deadline for entering our children’s competition in Bexley’s 2020 EcoFestival is tomorrow evening (Thursday, 22nd Oc...
21/10/2020

The deadline for entering our children’s competition in Bexley’s 2020 EcoFestival is tomorrow evening (Thursday, 22nd October). Just click on the link, scroll down, watch the video and start crafting:

https://www.bexleyecofest.co.uk/fun-family

There’s still time to take part in the 2020 Bexley EcoFestival - enjoy a virtual tour of Crossness and make your own Baz...
20/10/2020
Eco Kids | BEXLEY ECO FESTIVAL

There’s still time to take part in the 2020 Bexley EcoFestival - enjoy a virtual tour of Crossness and make your own Bazalgette head 🎩

https://www.bexleyecofest.co.uk/fun-family

The Bexley Eco Festival is an annual event organised by the Eco Festival Collaborators who are (together known as ‘Eco Festival Collaborators’ and each a ‘Eco Festival Collaborator’):

Thank you to everybody who visited and left reviews on Tripadvisor - we're so proud to announce that we have been awarde...
02/10/2020

Thank you to everybody who visited and left reviews on Tripadvisor - we're so proud to announce that we have been awarded a Travellers' Choice certificate

We will be taking part in the annual Bexley Eco-Festival which, this year, will be going virtual on 17th October.  This ...
01/10/2020

We will be taking part in the annual Bexley Eco-Festival which, this year, will be going virtual on 17th October. This free event will give residents tips on living more sustainable lives, reducing our environmental impacts and getting more involved in our local community. Visit www.bexleyecofest.co.uk to register and we look forward to your participation in our activities

Steven
24/08/2020

Steven

Some photos of today's photo shoot with Timeline events.
Great thanks to the Timeline staff and the models.

It's great to be able to announce that Crossness Engines will be opening to visitors in August.  You can either join a g...
27/07/2020

It's great to be able to announce that Crossness Engines will be opening to visitors in August.
You can either join a guided tour, or visit us on our first Open Day.
Guided Tours and Open Days are ticket only events and these can be bought in advance from Eventbrite - the link is on our website: www.crossness.org.uk.

The Moorhens returned to our cooling pond this year and we're proud to announce that they have hatched 4 chicks.
15/07/2020

The Moorhens returned to our cooling pond this year and we're proud to announce that they have hatched 4 chicks.

The wildlife at Crossness is enjoying the great weather we're having
23/06/2020

The wildlife at Crossness is enjoying the great weather we're having

We're currently looking at ways of opening Crossness safely - for more information, keep an eye on our website.http://ww...
19/06/2020
Bubble Tours

We're currently looking at ways of opening Crossness safely - for more information, keep an eye on our website.
http://www.crossness.org.uk/bubble_tours.html

Book a post-lockdown ‘bubble’ tour for up to 10 colleagues, friends or family members and discover the Victorian splendour and ingenuity of the Crossness Pumping Station with one of our knowledgeable tour guides.

We asked Philip Kolff, director of "Waste in Style", why Crossness?  His reply:  “This project was part of the factual m...
18/06/2020
London Festival of Architecture

We asked Philip Kolff, director of "Waste in Style", why Crossness?
His reply: “This project was part of the factual module during my study at the MET Film School in Ealing. My interests were always more aimed towards documentary since I wasn’t much of a screenwriter.

When I look back at the documentaries I directed I notice that there’s always an underlying interests from my youth. With Waste in Style it was architecture. So when I came across the Crossness Engines website and saw the beautiful images of the interior of the building I knew that there was an interesting story to be told over there.” #lfadigital2020

To see the film, visit http://www.crossness.org.uk/festivalgallery.html

08/06/2020

We're proud to be included in London Festival of Architecture's month-long celebration. Our first event is a series of 360˚ images on our website to virtually explore the Grade 1 listed Engine House
http://www.crossness.org.uk/festivalgallery.html

Our favourite line from the Monkman and Seagull programme last night - did everyone see it?
02/06/2020

Our favourite line from the Monkman and Seagull programme last night - did everyone see it?

This week we celebrate  #VolunteersWeek.  The Crossness volunteers rescued these magnificent buildings and machines from...
01/06/2020

This week we celebrate #VolunteersWeek. The Crossness volunteers rescued these magnificent buildings and machines from decay and obscurity to share with everybody.
If you're interested in joining us, please visit our website for more information http://www.crossness.org.uk/volunteer.html

Less than 3 hours to go before we can see Crossness again!
01/06/2020
Steven

Less than 3 hours to go before we can see Crossness again!

Tonight at 9 pm on BBC2 episode 3 of Monkman & Seagull’s Genius Adventures visits the Crossness Pumping Station.

We've created a Gallery on our website where you can see some of the events that have taken place at Crossnesshttp://www...
08/05/2020
Gallery

We've created a Gallery on our website where you can see some of the events that have taken place at Crossness
http://www.crossness.org.uk/gallery.html

The images shown here are copyright of Crossness Engines Trust. They may be download for personal use. Permission will be required for commercial use.

Thanks to Jenny Collins for spotting this on Old Photos of Essex, Kent & London
01/05/2020

Thanks to Jenny Collins for spotting this on Old Photos of Essex, Kent & London

Alan Russell
@soxgnasher
Crossness Pumping Station, Bexley, London outside the entrance to the Engine House at Crossness Pumping Station, Bexley. Originally called the Southern Outfall Works, it was officially opened on 4th April 1865.English Heritage NMR

Thank you for joining us on this virtual visit.   We hope to see you soon#MuseumFromHome
30/04/2020

Thank you for joining us on this virtual visit. We hope to see you soon
#MuseumFromHome

30/04/2020

Before the lockdown, work had restarted on Victoria which was being painted. In addition the pierced iron floor around her was being restored. #MuseumFromHome

30/04/2020
Prince Consort in steam

The magnificent Prince Consort beam engine in action during one of our Open Days
#MuseumFromHome

🎥 Bob Tovey, Steven Elliot James

30/04/2020

We've been raiding the archives to remind ourselves what an amazing place we have at Crossness: a Grade 1 listed building housing the world's largest rotative beam engine #MuseumfromHome

10/04/2020

As a result of the advice offered by Government relating to the Covid -19 pandemic we have concluded that we have to cancel planned open days and guided tours for the time being.
All Open Days and all group visits have been cancelled until the end of June. We will review the situation in early June and decide what action we need to take then based on the latest available guidance from the Government and the NHS.
Our apologies for the inconvenience and disappointment this causes.

Thanks for sending this to us Katriina, hopefully we'll see you again soon
04/04/2020
Katriina

Thanks for sending this to us Katriina, hopefully we'll see you again soon

Hello, I visited this place twice a long time ago and I have just written a short photo article about my visits. You can read it in my blog. This is the link:

155 years ago today, the Prince of Wales officially opened the Metropolitan Drainage Works at Crossness
04/04/2020

155 years ago today, the Prince of Wales officially opened the Metropolitan Drainage Works at Crossness

28/03/2020
Steven

Virtual celebration of the 201st anniversary of the birth of Sir Joseph Bazalgette

Was Sir Joseph Bazalgette the model for the Thames Water logo?
Watch and decide.

17/03/2020

Following the latest advice from the Government, the Trust has decided that Open Days and visits to the Crossness site during March and April should be cancelled. We will review our position in early April in the context of the then current advice.
We understand that our decision will disappoint many of you and we are sorry that we have had to take this action.
As soon as we have any updates or new information we will share via our website, page and Twitter.

07/03/2020

It’s ALIVE!

Work has started on The Thing - we’re hoping to have it working for the next Open Day on 5th April
28/02/2020

Work has started on The Thing - we’re hoping to have it working for the next Open Day on 5th April

21/02/2020

Steampunk sauna? Almost. The original expansion joint in Prince Consort was leaking so we tried using Victoria’s. Luckily a new one was sourced and is now being fitted
🎥 Alan Wyborn

We'll be hosting author Stephen Halliday as part of the Bexley Libraries Book Buzz prorgramme.  This is a great opportun...
14/01/2020

We'll be hosting author Stephen Halliday as part of the Bexley Libraries Book Buzz prorgramme. This is a great opportunity to hear about his new book, visit our Exhibitions and tour the Engine House on Saturday, 22nd February.
Ticket-only event and tickets can be obtained via Eventbrite http://bit.ly/SHbookCET

Victoria in October and Victoria today. She’s starting to look glamorous 😊 #TransformationTuesday
07/01/2020

Victoria in October and Victoria today. She’s starting to look glamorous 😊 #TransformationTuesday

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Slightly different view today at Crossness.
This phase of painting complete on Victoria's beams. A great job done by the team, waiting for scaffolding to be removed.
Another great photography session this weekend
Some photos of today's photo shoot with Timeline events. Great thanks to the Timeline staff and the models.
Crossness Pumping Station paid host to Timeline Events (timelineevents.org) photoshoot today. Great time had by all.
Great to see you are planning to re-open in August.....
Tonight at 9 pm on BBC2 episode 3 of Monkman & Seagull’s Genius Adventures visits the Crossness Pumping Station.
Thanks to the team for this superb contribution to #BBCMuseumFromHome
Hello, I visited this place twice a long time ago and I have just written a short photo article about my visits. You can read it in my blog. This is the link:
Excellent event on Saturday as part of the Bexley Literary Festival Book Buzz with the launch of Stephen Halliday's new book, An Underground Guide to Sewers.
1 week to go until our next community litter pick. Please come down along and join Ridgeway Users, volunteers from Thames Water and Peabody to help cleanup the Ridgeway on #WorldToiletDay2019 https://www.facebook.com/events/451106882169389/?active_tab=about
Was Sir Joseph Bazalgette the model for the Thames Water logo? Watch and decide.