IN STEAM – SUNDAY 6th APRIL – WESTONZOYLAND PUMPING STATION MUSEUM

Westonzoyland pumping stationSomerset’s First Steam Powered Pumping Station. New steaming season starts Sunday 6th April 2014. Discover how steam power was used on the Somerset Levels. Watch the 1861 Easton Amos Land Drainage Machine in action. See our unique and varied collection of engines, winches, turbines and pumps including a steam powered milk bottle washer. View the 1830 Grade II* listed pump house & cottage Other exhibits include small water wheel, deep well pumps, forge, 1914 Lancashire boiler, 1938 Marshall portable boiler and 2’ narrow gauge railway giving freight hauled demonstrations. Full Story: Read More

Disaster relief charity lends a hand closer to home in a ‘first’ for the Piers Simon Appeal

image001A Somerset based disaster relief charity has turned its attention much closer to home, donating £1,500 to the D1200 Flooding Appeal to help those affected by the recent flooding in the county. This is the first time that funds from the Piers Simon Appeal – which usually provides aid to poor, vulnerable and disaster affected children in developing countries – have been used to support a project within the UK. Full Story: Read More