The Twyford Edwardian Steam-Powered Waterworks DVD




The story of the Edwardian waterworks at Twyford near Winchester and how the Babcock & Wilcox water tube boilers were refurbished to enable the 1914 Hathorn Davey Triple Expansion engine to be brought back into steam in the 21st century.

Experience the Twyford Steam-powered Edwardian waterworks.

The Twyford Edwardian Waterworks contains a unique selection of buildings and equipment showing how water was extracted, treated and delivered to the consumer in the 20th century.

Included are an onsite chalk quarry, a bank of five unique bottle lime kilns and the narrow gauge railway used to feed them.

Many steam engines have survived but without their associated boilers.

At Twyford as well as the big 1914 Hathorn Davey triple expansion pumping engine, there remains a bank of three Babcock & Wilcox water tube boilers, one of which can now provide steam to power the engine.

This has been achieved after more than a decade of fund-raising and work by the members of the Tyford Waterworks Trust, a group of volunteers who by their efforts have enabled one of the boilers and the large pumping engine to be in steam again.

This programme covers the history of the Waterworks, what visitors will find at the site today and tells the story of how the engine and boilers were returned to steam through a Heritage Lottery Fund financed project.

Approx. 85 minutes.

This dvd is being sold on behalf of and with full permission of the copyright owner – Avalon Video Productions.