Tuesday, 8 December 2015

MURGATROYD'S BRINE PUMPS - The last of their kind

As the weeks roll on at the Murgatroyd's Brine Pumps site, despite the high winds the monument is still upright! Asbestos has been removed and a temporary roof has been put in place to shield the pumps from the weather pending a further engineer's report on how to proceed with the gantry and water tank.

A new conservation officer covering Middlewich, Katherine Bailey, visited the site this week for the first time. We welcome Katherine to our group, and with her experience from Staffordshire of the coal industry, it will be great to get a wider point of view on our project.

There is some extra support and offers of volunteer help coming through now, so we are thinking of having a volunteers' afternoon at some point during January – March. The date is dependent upon the weather for a site visit and the point reached  in the programme for the project.

If there are any of you out there who arte interested in volunteering your time next year we'd love to hear from you  middlewich.heritage.trust@gmail.com

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