Crossness Pumping Station

11 October 2017

Region: London

SORRY - EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO DISCOVERY OF ASBESTOS.

The Crossness Engines Trust  is holding an Open Day this Sunday for members of the public to wonder at the amazing machines which literally saved London from sinking under sewage, after the ‘Great Stink’ of 1858, when the Houses of Parliament became so smelly that the members demanded action.  Civil engineer Joseph Bazalgette was engaged to save Victorian London, by building 83 miles of sewers and three major pumping stations.  One of those stations  Crossness, a spectacular Victorian Cathedral of a building, in SE2 remains as a monument to Bazalgette’s genius in solving London’s problem.  

This Sunday 15th Oct, from 10:30am, Peter Dazeley will be signing copies of his books there. Full address:

The Crossness EnginesBazalgette Way, London 

For more information please contact Sarah Ryder Richardson
020 7736 3171
Studio@peterdazeley.com