About the Crossness Pumping Station Steaming Day
Are you crazy? A sewage pumping plant? In 1831-32, cholera swept through London, and over 6,500 died. By 1848 all sewage drainage was required to be connected to a sewer system, but that didn’t stop 14,000 more from dying of cholera in 1849. Still another 10,500 killed by the deadly virus in 1853-54 ahead of the ‘Big Stink’ in 1858. All that waste needed to be moved.
Along the northwestern coast of England is the beautiful agrarian countryside of Norfolk. Nestled along the coast is the beautiful town of Sheringham. In this serene setting, the North Norfolk Railway celebrates the end of the regular season with the Home Fleet Weekend.
Everything they have rolls, every engine, every carriage. Special events like these offer visitors and riders the opportunity to experience the vintage life of steam-powered trains carrying passengers. The original Yarmouth and Norwich railway opened in 1844 for passenger service. When it closed in 1959, the North Norfolk Railway took over operations from Sheringham to Holt. The heritage railway has been running strong ever since.
Crossness Pumping Station
The railway offers 3 exquisitely restored and preserved or restored stops along the route. Starting in Sheringham, ride through the coastal countryside to Weybourne. While there, visit the Muckleburgh Military Collection, the largest privately held museum of its kind in England. A small cafe and shop are open on event days. Then travel up the line to Holt where riders can visit the Railway Institute and Railway Cottage, as well as check out the William Marriot Museum.
Entry To The Event
Before leaving Sheringham, or after returning, visit the souvenir shop and children’s play area. In nearby Comer is the Amazona Zoo, housing a collection of rare South American animals not customarily seen England. Take the dog for a stroll along the Sheringham Beach or visit the seaside Sheringham Museum.
Somewhere to Stay in Greater London
The North Norfolk Railway partners with Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway Society to sponsor the event. And bring your well-behaved dog on its lead.
Getting To The Old Works
Prices for adults (16+) are £14, Seniors £13, Children (3-15) £10, children under 3 are free with an adult, and Rover (your dog) or your bicycle, £2. A wide variety of alternative options are available for visitors interested in expanding their visit with behind the scenes experiences and education. Check out their website and inquire there about these exciting opportunities.
Other Things To Do Around Belvedere Road
The towns of Cromer and Sheringham have long been get-away vacation destinations and many accommodations are available. For the campers and caravanners, continue up the road to Weybourne, where a number of quaint and quiet campgrounds are available. The Links Country Park Hotel is less than 3 miles from Sheringham and offers a long list of exquisite amenities. For the youthful adventurers on a tight budget, YHA Sheringham offers budget hostel accommodations for those seeking the exploration of the north country.
Ride the train to the train on East Anglia line to Sheringham. The stations adjoin. Or ride the bus from Norwich or Cromer or many other places directly to the NNR station in Sheringham. Driving from Norwich use the A140 north to Cromer. There the road becomes Norwich Road and bends into Church Street. Turn right at Prince of Wales Street. Go about 2-blocks to Runton Road (A149), which becomes Cromer Road, to the roundabout at Sheringham. Go around the roundabout and exit into town. The station is a little way up on the left.
When is the next Crossness Pumping Station Steaming Day?
The Crossness Pumping Station Steaming Day is planned to take place at The Old Works, Thames Water STW, Belvedere Road, Abbey Wood, London, Greater London, SE2 9AQ, Sunday 5th April, 2020. This is a Steam Event.
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