SP3433 : Hook Norton Brewery - Steam Engine in action

taken 7 months ago, near to Hook Norton, Oxfordshire, Great Britain

Hook Norton Brewery - Steam Engine in action
Hook Norton Brewery - Steam Engine in action
This fine old steam engine powered all the machinery at Hook Norton Brewery until about 1975. It is still in operational condition and is run on the first Saturday of every month - as can be seen here.
Until the mid 60s it had been coal fired from a furnace on the opposite side of the wall seen behind the engine. It was then converted to run on diesel but the fuel crisis of the seventies led to them replacing it with an electric motor for day-to-day use, although it could if necessary still be used to run the machinery via all its original belts, cables, gears and shafts which are now powered by the electric motor. It is believed to be the last steam engine in the country that can still be used for its original purpose. - See more at: LinkExternal link
See also SP3433 : Hook Norton Brewery - Buxton & Thornley Steam Engine for another view of it in action and more information.
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Photographer
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Date Taken
Saturday, 6 May, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 26 May, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement  Industry 
Primary Subject of Photo
Steam Engine 
Place (from Tags)
Hook Norton 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 3484 3326 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:59.8019N 1:29.6378W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 3484 3326
View Direction
South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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