The Waterworks Museum (1), Hereford, Herefordshire.

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  The Waterworks Museum building, Hereford, Herefordshire, England   The Waterworks Museum, Hereford.

The building shown here is the old Hereford Waterworks which is where the museum gets its name and where a lot of the exhibits are housed.

The tall pylon with the vanes on top is a Climax wind-powered water pump.

 

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  The Overshot Waterwheel, Waterworks Museum, Hereford, Herefordshire, England   The Overshot Waterwheel, Waterworks Museum, Hereford.

An overshot waterwheel gets its name because the water is fed in from the top rather than at the bottom.

This 14ft diameter wheel was made in 1907 in Aberystwyth and was installed originally at a farm in Dolaucothi in Carmarthenshire to drive workshop machinery.

 

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  Tangye Horizontal Steam Engine, Waterworks Museum, Hereford, Herefordshire, England   Tangye Horizontal Steam Engine, Waterworks Museum, Hereford

This single-cylinder horizontal steam engine, manufactured in 1890, was used at the Hereford Sanitary Laundry where it provided the power for many different processes.

The engine was rescued from a local scrapyard but unfortunately is incomplete so cannot be run.

 

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  The Balsdean Pump, Waterworks Museum, Hereford, Herefordshire, England   The Balsdean Pump, Waterworks Museum, Hereford.

If you go around the end of the main building you will be confronted by a very tall Dalek, but worry not, it's really a 1935 borehole pump which was one of two installed in Balsdean Pumping Station in Sussex. These pumps were each powered by a 780 brake horse power ( 582 Kw ) electric motor.

There are also many other outside activites to keep the children amused.

 

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