Monday, 27 June 2011

Crossness Open Day: WOOLWICH meets the public

Yesterday saw the first public appearance of The Woolwich at the Crossness Engines Trust Steaming & Historic Transport Day. 

We welcomed a constant stream of visitors into the engine shed, where The Woolwich rests on rails and where our display showed just how special this loco is to the area.  We had a few visitors interested in restoring the engine; if you would like to work on The Woolwich then take a look at the get your hands dirty page.  Thank you to those who left a donation to kick start the restoration.  

View photos of The Woolwich at the open day here

More than 900 paying visitors, some accompanied by children, came to see the beam house in full steam.  Crossness Engines Trust Members were out in force as well, and a great atmosphere could be felt. 

Our voluntary catering team served hundreds of sandwiches, quiches, ploughmans, cakes and drinks with very little fuss and a high level of service.  Given the searing temperatures, they could have done with ice creams to sell as well!

Some more shots of the Crossness Steaming & Historic Transport Day here.

The next open day will be in conjunction with Open House London in September... Watch this space for details.

1 comment:

  1. nice to see you robin,hope you & christine are well,nice to see you are helping & restoring that nice engine,its better for engine than sitting at the mills getting all rusted up.all the best dave,the mills