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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Thank you to everyone who visited us during our Open Day on Sunday. If you missed it, fear not we have another Open Day ...
27/09/2021

Thank you to everyone who visited us during our Open Day on Sunday. If you missed it, fear not we have another Open Day on Sunday, 24th October. For more info and tickets,please visit https://www.crossness.org.uk/visit.html

#crossnessengines #engineering #victorianengineering #bazalgette #cisternchapel #beamengine #listedbuilding #abbeywood #thamesmead #bexley #london

Thank you to everyone who visited us during our Open Day on Sunday. If you missed it, fear not we have another Open Day on Sunday, 24th October. For more info and tickets,please visit https://www.crossness.org.uk/visit.html

#crossnessengines #engineering #victorianengineering #bazalgette #cisternchapel #beamengine #listedbuilding #abbeywood #thamesmead #bexley #london

Good morning! This is Artist Lily German. For the past few years, I have been leading artist walks to Crossness. Today a...
26/09/2021

Good morning! This is Artist Lily German. For the past few years, I have been leading artist walks to Crossness. Today as part of this year’s Totally Thames Festival 2021 Thames Festival Trust, I am going to be walking along the Thames Path from Woolwich Market to Crossness Pumping Station. I will be sharing my walk, hidden histories, photography and videos as I go until I arrive at Crossness at approximately 12:45. Please join me on my walk along the banks of the river!

I will be posting stories as I walk on both Facebook on this account and on Instagram on my account (@lilygerman94) . I will post the mapped route later on, so you can follow the route in the future, if you wish.

Keep watching 👀👀👀

#TotallyThames #crossness
Photography: Lily German (Image 1-4) and Rosie Lonsdale Photography (Image 5 & 6)

On Sunday 26th September 2021, Artist Lily German is leading a walk from Woolwich Arsenal to Crossness as part of Totall...
14/09/2021

On Sunday 26th September 2021, Artist Lily German is leading a walk from Woolwich Arsenal to Crossness as part of Totally Thames 2021. All drawing abilities and photographers are welcome to this relaxed event.

Visit the Thames Festival Trust website for more details on booking. Booking is essential.
https://thamesfestivaltrust.org/whats-on/artist-led-river-walk-to-crossness-pumping-station-4764/

Photography by Rosie Lonsdale Photography at a previous Totally Thames Artist led walk to Crossness with Lily German and Chris Waite.

#TotallyThames #crossness

On Sunday 26th September 2021, Artist Lily German is leading a walk from Woolwich Arsenal to Crossness as part of Totally Thames 2021. All drawing abilities and photographers are welcome to this relaxed event.

Visit the Thames Festival Trust website for more details on booking. Booking is essential.
https://thamesfestivaltrust.org/whats-on/artist-led-river-walk-to-crossness-pumping-station-4764/

Photography by Rosie Lonsdale Photography at a previous Totally Thames Artist led walk to Crossness with Lily German and Chris Waite.

#TotallyThames #crossness

The next Crossness Open Day will be on Sunday, September 26th.   [image:  R.Tovey]You can find more information about th...
09/09/2021

The next Crossness Open Day will be on Sunday, September 26th.
[image: R.Tovey]
You can find more information about this and how to get tickets on our website:
https://www.crossness.org.uk/visit.html

The next Crossness Open Day will be on Sunday, September 26th.
[image: R.Tovey]
You can find more information about this and how to get tickets on our website:
https://www.crossness.org.uk/visit.html

Sadly, we have had to cancel our Open Day on Sunday, 8th August. Apologies for the short notice
07/08/2021

Sadly, we have had to cancel our Open Day on Sunday, 8th August. Apologies for the short notice

Sadly, we have had to cancel our Open Day on Sunday, 8th August. Apologies for the short notice

07/08/2021

Did you know that right here in Bexley, we have a Grade 1 Listed industrial heritage site?

Built in 1865 by Sir Joseph Bazalgette as part of Victorian London’s sewerage system, Crossness Pumping Station is a masterpiece of 19th-century engineering, architecture, and design.​

As they are another one of our Learning Destinations, Crossness Pumping Station (The Crossness Engines Trust) is an amazing place to visit - it's so much more than you could imagine! You can earn stamps for your passport by completing the trail whilst visiting Crossness Pumping Station, but they also have a new online exhibition called the "Toilet Timeline".

They regularly have Open Days where you can visit the Pumping Station and you are in luck, as their next Family Summer Fun Day is TOMORROW, Sunday 8th August from 10am to 4pm.

For more information on the open day, please visit
https://www.crossness.org.uk/

You can also find out more about the Toilet Timeline on their website and the Bexley CU challenge linked to it can be found on this link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1FsVP2t36gtlYgMqNWi7zx_q23ZKA3cbNEBpyev3X7M8/edit?usp=sharing

#KeepEarningStamps #LearningDestination #LSECU #BexleyCU #Crossness #Heritage #FamilyFun

A striking photo of the unrestored part of Crossness Engines taken by photographer @davepickettphotographer during his r...
05/08/2021

A striking photo of the unrestored part of Crossness Engines taken by photographer @davepickettphotographer during his recent visit to Crossness
#originalglory #unrestored #victorianengineering

A striking photo of the unrestored part of Crossness Engines taken by photographer @davepickettphotographer during his recent visit to Crossness
#originalglory #unrestored #victorianengineering

Thank you to @davepicnettphotographer for sharing this striking image from his visit to Crossness#industrial #pumpingsta...
05/08/2021

Thank you to @davepicnettphotographer for sharing this striking image from his visit to Crossness
#industrial #pumpingstation #unrestored #originalglory

Thank you to @davepicnettphotographer for sharing this striking image from his visit to Crossness
#industrial #pumpingstation #unrestored #originalglory

Come on down to see us - our next Open Day is on Sunday,8th August  - tickets via our website https://www.crossness.org....
19/07/2021

Come on down to see us - our next Open Day is on Sunday,8th August - tickets via our website
https://www.crossness.org.uk/visit.html

#victorianengineering #beamengine #listedbuilding #spiralstaircase

Come on down to see us - our next Open Day is on Sunday,8th August - tickets via our website
https://www.crossness.org.uk/visit.html

#victorianengineering #beamengine #listedbuilding #spiralstaircase

A close-up of Alexandra                       #beamengine #victorianengineering #restoration #rust
13/07/2021

A close-up of Alexandra
#beamengine #victorianengineering #restoration #rust

A close-up of Alexandra
#beamengine #victorianengineering #restoration #rust

Crossness hosted another successful photoshoot with Timeline Events (https://www.timelineevents.org/) and Rob Lowe (http...
10/07/2021

Crossness hosted another successful photoshoot with Timeline Events (https://www.timelineevents.org/) and Rob Lowe (https://www.raylowestudios.co.uk/) as mentor.
Crossness offers a wonderful backdrop for your Photographic club.

[Image: S.E. James]

Crossness hosted another successful photoshoot with Timeline Events (https://www.timelineevents.org/) and Rob Lowe (https://www.raylowestudios.co.uk/) as mentor.
Crossness offers a wonderful backdrop for your Photographic club.

[Image: S.E. James]

Outfall is an ongoing research project by artist Natasha Bird, commissioned by TACO! in partnership with the Crossness E...
08/07/2021

Outfall is an ongoing research project by artist Natasha Bird, commissioned by TACO! in partnership with the Crossness Engines Trust. The project considers production and waste and ideas of flow and stagnation, as starting points for exploring the city as both a body and ecosystem.

Natasha has been working on site with archival material both from Crossness and elsewhere, developing sculptural and discursive responses. Her research is presented at Crossness in the form of a sited ‘sculptural reading display’ that will evolve over time. Natasha will be on-hand to chat about items on the reading display at our Open Days on 11th July and 8th August.

Items on display at July's open day include photos from the archive taken by former Crossness volunteers, John Ridley and David Wilkinson

You can buy tickets for our Open Day via our website: https://www.crossness.org.uk/visit.html

Outfall is an ongoing research project by artist Natasha Bird, commissioned by TACO! in partnership with the Crossness Engines Trust. The project considers production and waste and ideas of flow and stagnation, as starting points for exploring the city as both a body and ecosystem.

Natasha has been working on site with archival material both from Crossness and elsewhere, developing sculptural and discursive responses. Her research is presented at Crossness in the form of a sited ‘sculptural reading display’ that will evolve over time. Natasha will be on-hand to chat about items on the reading display at our Open Days on 11th July and 8th August.

Items on display at July's open day include photos from the archive taken by former Crossness volunteers, John Ridley and David Wilkinson

You can buy tickets for our Open Day via our website: https://www.crossness.org.uk/visit.html

We would like to thank the Mayor of Bexley and the Deputy Mayor of Greenwich for their support in attending the launch o...
03/07/2021

We would like to thank the Mayor of Bexley and the Deputy Mayor of Greenwich for their support in attending the launch of our new on-line exhibition:
https://www.toilet-timeline.org

[Image: R.Arnold]

We would like to thank the Mayor of Bexley and the Deputy Mayor of Greenwich for their support in attending the launch of our new on-line exhibition:
https://www.toilet-timeline.org

[Image: R.Arnold]

16/06/2021

Drones were filming at Crossness last week for our soon to be launched Virtual Tour.
📹Circus

Our volunteers thank everybody who visited Crossness today - we hope you enjoyed your day
23/05/2021

Our volunteers thank everybody who visited Crossness today - we hope you enjoyed your day

We will be reopening in May:  our first Open Day of the year will take place Sunday, 23rd May from 10.00.This will be a ...
12/04/2021

We will be reopening in May: our first Open Day of the year will take place Sunday, 23rd May from 10.00.
This will be a ticketed event with limited numbers but more dates will be added to our calendar.
For more information and tickets, please visit our website:
https://www.crossness.org.uk/visit.html

We will be reopening in May: our first Open Day of the year will take place Sunday, 23rd May from 10.00.
This will be a ticketed event with limited numbers but more dates will be added to our calendar.
For more information and tickets, please visit our website:
https://www.crossness.org.uk/visit.html

Today marks the anniversary of the opening of the Southern Outfall at Crossness by HRH Prince of Wales in 1865.  #OnThis...
04/04/2021

Today marks the anniversary of the opening of the Southern Outfall at Crossness by HRH Prince of Wales in 1865.
#OnThisDay

Today marks the anniversary of the opening of the Southern Outfall at Crossness by HRH Prince of Wales in 1865.
#OnThisDay

It’s been a challenging year but we’d like to thank everybody for their support.  We hope you all have a happy and safe ...
25/12/2020

It’s been a challenging year but we’d like to thank everybody for their support. We hope you all have a happy and safe Christmas and we look forward to seeing you again 2021

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?

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Visit Crossness Pumping Station and take a ride on the Narrow-gauge railway. https://www.rang.org.uk/210817_rang_both_carriages.mp4 https://www.rang.org.uk/210817_rang_front_shot.mp4
Interesting episode of Abandoned Engineering covering Crossness Pumping Station. [22:55 to 32:55]
Crossness is open. Come along on Sunday 5th September for free as part of London's Open Door Festival. Book your ticket.
The first time both carriages were in use with carriages and passengers.
It would of looked grand in the day. 👀
Is the open day on 13th December still going ahead?
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.