Sunday, August 28, 2016

Crossness Pumping Station Gets New Life

Interior of Crossness Pumping Station, Belvedere, Kent
(photo © Christine Matthews, licensed for reuse under CC BY-SA 2.0 license)

In 1865 the Victorian-era Crossness Pumping Station was commissioned to remove sewage from London in response to a cholera epidemic. The amazing feat of Victorian engineering was in operation until it was replaced by more modern treatment plants. It closed in the 1950s and sat derelict until just this month, reopening after extensive restoration, for visitors to explore.

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