Barrier & Crossness


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thames barrier & crossness
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In June 2007,  HELC went by coach to the Thames Barrier and were shown round one of the towers.

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The Barrier from the bank



Hydraulic piston for moving the barriers.  The wrapping is to stop the steel from going rusty.  

The whole area was spotless.

The Engineers' Lunch Club

Towards the opposite bank of the Thames




pumping station

Manchester boiler without plate

A Pre-war bathroom

A collection of loos

Victorian splendour

HELC members

Beam engine

Bearing on the end of the beam another view on the right

Restored pillar

Hub and protected stairwell

Pump to lift the sewage

Spiral staircase to floor below