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Report - Ryehope Victorian Pumping Station April 2010



emotive69

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Built in 1868 to supply water to the Sunderland area , ryehope pumping station closed in 1967 just short of its 100th birthday. The beam engines are still kept in use by volunteers and occasionally steamed for visitor days. We had a word with the owner ( a very nice man ) and he allowed us complete access to the site on a quiet day ( just us in ) took a few hours to do and is deceptively large , it has a great feel to it - being used gives it that grimey oily look and smell !

anyway the pics ...

The building is typically impressive victorian architecture , and far outclasses its little sister the Cherry Knowles Lunatic Asylum which still stands next door ! in a poor state

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the intricate details inside is fantastic

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and the size of some of the main machinery weighing in at 20 tonnes and pumping a million gallons of water a day !


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an amazing place run by a great bunch of people , feel free to get in touch and get yourself down there , and dont forget to stick a few quid in the jar , its volunteers like these keep these great monuments alive for us to enjoy..

emotive69
 

Texeira

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#2
These pics look so cool. What film did you use for the top picture with the black clouds. It looks like it could be a location for a horror movie.
 

Cuuvin

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Great pics but it's not really urbex as this place is a museum isn't it?
True that, but as a permission visit (getting somewhere that's not normally publicly accessible). Getting permission to have unfettered access to something that is this historical is not something that the general public has. So @emotive69 ... :thumb Ace explore, quality pics! :D


(PS quite a few are gonna make up onto my computer screen !:p)

(PPS DUH....post is six years old .... cracking, never the less!)
 

emotive69

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#6
Thanks for the comments :) All the photos are DSLR no film just PS , and this was some years back so not sure what access is like now though i do believe they have a few open days each year , but there would be lots of people about.
 

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