We are celebrating the 35th anniversary of the restoration and return to steam. There will be special historical displays, models and visiting stationary engines. In addition, guests have been invited and, hopefully, friends old and new will come and visit.
Although effort has been expended in tracing people who have had a connection in the past, it has proved impossible to find everybody and it is hoped that this announcement may be seen by some of them.
At 3 pm the engines will fall silent when a memorial to John Porter, MBE, will be unveiled. John, as the local landowner, was instrumental in saving the pumping station and initiating its restoration. He remained actively involved with it right up to his death in November last year. In his memory, the Trust created the John Porter Memorial Fund to provide for the long-term survival of the site in the event of unforeseen circumstances. Donations are still being received (contact via this website www.dogdyke.com ).
The event takes place from 1.30 pm to 4.30 pm. Refreshments and car parking are available on site and there is no admission charge – you are just invited to make a donation.