SU6252 : Wallis and Steevens Road Roller "Simplicity" at Milestones Museum

taken 5 years ago, near to Basingstoke, Hampshire, Great Britain

Wallis and Steevens Road Roller "Simplicity" at Milestones Museum
Wallis and Steevens Road Roller "Simplicity" at Milestones Museum
This 'Simplicity' steam roller (OT 8512) was specially designed to be as easy to operate as possible. The sloping boiler means that the fire box and boiler tubes are covered with water all the time, which minimises the risk of the boiler exploding. It was built by Wallis & Steevens of Basingstoke in 1928.
Milestones Living History Museum, Basingstoke
Milestones Museum in Basingstoke is made up of a network of streets that have been recreated to reflect those found in Victorian, Edwardian and 1930s Hampshire. A joint project between Hampshire County Council and Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, it was opened on 1 December 2000 by HRH Duke of Edinburgh.

As well as the recreated streets and buildings, the museum also houses a collection of road vehicles, notably by Thornycroft of Basingstoke and Taskers of Andover.

Although it is housed inside a large building, the museumís spacious layout under its high, arched roof gives the feel of an open air exhibition.
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Friday, 18 July, 2014   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 23 July, 2014
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Historic sites and artefacts  Educational sites  City, Town centre 
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Panasonic DMC-G3 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SU 6209 5230 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:15.9889N 1:6.6863W
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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