Infernal Combustion at the Kew Bridge Steam Museum!
9th September 2010
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This weekend sees the launch of the first ever Infernal Combustion! event at the Kew Bridge Steam Museum.

The event runs from 11.00am to 5.00pm on both Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th September. It marks the return of the Museum’s World War II Sulzer mobile emergency pumping unit, which has been fully restored in the Musuem's workshops over the last 8 months.

Visitors will have the opportunity to watch live demonstrations of the power this pumping unit holds. Also in operation will be the resident collection of internal combustions engines, such as the 1933 Allen Diesel pumping plant, as well as a variety of visiting engines, related artefacts and photographic displays sourced from their archive.

With restoration being a key element in keeping these mighty engines running, museum volunteers will be working in full view of the public, over the weekend, on restoring a 1943 Dennis No. 2 fire fighting pump set, which has been out of action for the last 30 years. This offers visitors the opportunity to witness the amount of work that goes into restoring and maintaining these relics.

Admission charges are £9.50 per adult and £8.50 for OAP's and students, for an annual ticket. Children under 16 years will be admitted FREE, though proof of age may be required.

Other events to look forward to on the weekend are:

  • Help for Heroes Concert at Twickenham Rugby Stadium
  • Middlesex Sevens Rugby match at Twickenham Rugby Stadium
  • London Welsh vs Birmingham and Solihull Rugby match at Old Deer Park
  • Hunt Kendall Trophy Polo match at Ham Polo Club
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