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HODs – Engineering History in the Making; Black Sluice Pumping Station

11 September 2022 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until 12 September 2022

Part of the Lincolnshire HODs Festival 2022

Discover the history of the Black Sluice site which has had a role in land drainage since 1638 and get up close to the magnificent machines from the 1940s and 1960s which rarely survive in situ.
Black Sluice has been at the forefront of drainage technology since the 17th Century, and the pumping station is a great example of this, showcasing the cutting edge machines of the day and the leaps that were made in engineering design in just 20 years. How we manage waterways has developed and these pumps are no longer used for drainage, but that doesn’t mean their story is at an end. Find out what is next on the cards for this fantastic place.

Booklet Number: 2e

Region: Boston

Address: Black Sluice Pumping Station, London Road, Boston, PE21 7RA.

Time: Sun 11th – Mon 12th. Tours on the Hour at 10.00, 11.00, 12.00, 13.00, 14.00 & 15.00 The Tour involves several sets of steps in the building and uneven floors.
Due to the operational nature of the site, visitors must be 16+

Booking required:  Yes. Telephone 01529 461469 or email hannah.thompson@heritagelincolnshire.org

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11 September 2022
10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Black Sluice Pumping Station
London Road
Boston, PE21 7RE United Kingdom
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01529 461499