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Cambridge and First Time Volunteering

By Ashley Dace

Visited the Cambridge museum of technology on Saturday after a recommendation.
TL4659 : Cambridge Museum of Technology - Davey Differential engine by Ashley DaceTL4659 : Cambridge Museum of Technology by Ashley DaceTL4659 : Ash Railway by Ashley Dace
The museum is housed in a former sewage pumping station, it shows evolution from steam (1894) to Gas (1909) and electric motor (1937). The pumps are joined by a printing museum, ash railway and many local engines ranging from winches to pumps, enclosed to gas. Unfortunately the gas engines were not started and the Davey steam pumps didn't start until 2pm so I missed out on a trip to Lode Mill. Still a nice museum and recommended.

Sunday was an early start, getting up at 7.45am I froze on my way to Dereham. The temperature of 1 above was made worse by severe wind chill. Arrived at Dereham station to meet the Northern section co-ordinator ready for a day of work on the 'northern section'. The Mid Norfolk Railway runs from Wymondham to Dereham, there is a 6.5 mile extension to County school station. The railway is currently restoring the 1 3/4 mile section to Hoe ready for 2012. There has been some major resleepering and vegetation clearance. We were at bridge 1698 today, clearing brambles and small trees. A large bonfire was made to burn all the wood. I will hopefully return in Easter.

TF9915 : Bridge 1698 - Vegetation Clearance Team by Ashley DaceTF9915 : Mid Norfolk Railway - Northall Green Cutting by Ashley Dace
An interesting comparison below, 2011 and 2007 from bridge 1698

TF9916 : Mid Norfolk Railway - From Bridge 1698 by Ashley Dace TF9916 : View upon disused railway line from bridge by Evelyn Simak

Next, well hopefully Denver windmill and possibly Lode watermill, also a few local walks.

Sun, 2 Jan 2011 at 21:58
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