Inventor James Watt was honoured at a steam event at Crofton Pumping Station in Wiltshire at the weekend.
Crofton Pumping Station is home to an 1812 Boulton and Watt steam engine – said to be the oldest working steam engine in the world that’s “still capable of doing its original job”.
The Station – just a short drive from the town of Marlborough – was built over 200 years ago from 1807-1809. It was designed to supply water to the highest point of The Kennet and Avon Canal, a man-made waterway spanning 87miles. The canal connects The River Kennet in Newbury to the River Avon in Bath.