TOURIST TRAILS: Full steam ahead for Papplewick Pumping Station

PAPPLEWICK Pumping Station was originally built between 1882 and 1884 to supplement the water supply for the growing city of Nottingham.

Since that date the station, which is regarded as one of Britain’s finest Victorian Water Works, has developed into a popular tourist attraction, with its open weekends regularly attracting hundreds of people over the two days.

The pumping station is the only one in the Midlands to be preserved as a complete working fresh water pumping station, with its main building housing two massive beam pumping engines.

This week Stephen Thirkill visited Papplewick Pumping Station as part of the Dispatch’s online series of tourism audio guides.

To listen to an audio guide around Papplewick Pumping Station click here click here.

And if you like this audio guide, why not get a copy of series one of the Audio Guides, which is currently on sale at Rufford Abbey and Clumber Park.

Each individual guide lasts between 25 and 40 minutes, with Southwell Workhouse, Newstead Abbey, Chatsworth House, Hardwick Hall, King’s Mill Reservoir, Teversal Trails and Clumber Park the featured attractions.

The triple CD is on sale for just £7.99. To get your copy call 01623 450292.

If you know of a beauty spot or attraction you would like to see featured as an audio guide, contact Stephen Thirkill on 01623 450292.