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The Pumping Station is pleased to announce that it will be participating in the BBC Radio Nottingham BIG DAY OUT on Sunday April 6th, 11am-2pm. To gain free entry you will need a print out of the BIG DAY OUT listings page which can be downloaded from here:

Papplewick’s Get WET Project

The Get WET education project has now come to an end and unfortunately we were not able to secure funding to continue the project further. However all of the work is now available to view at www.getwet.org.uk. It is hoped that all of the videos and information on the site will inspire other teachers and schools to undertake similar work and incorporate the teaching methods used in the project in their own lessons. Other education work is being pursued and the Trust is currently working with Dragon Breath Theatre to develop a water themed theatre-in-education programme for 2015, called A Crack In Time. A preview of the work can be viewed at the Station's YouTube channel here:

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Bat and Tree Surveys at Papplewick

As part of a proposal to construct a new Education, Exhibition and Community Centre at Papplewick Pumping Station, the Trust has undertaken bat and tree surveys to study the area where the proposed building may one day be built. The Trust is pleased to announce that no bats are present and that the trees that will need to be removed will not have any impact upon the visual appearance of the area or the local habitat and environment. These surveys were funded by Museum Development East Midlands. Click here to download the Bat Survey, click here to download the Tree Survey.

Fernwood Fuels to supply Papplewick’s Danks Boiler

We are pleased to announce that Fernwood Fuels Ltd of Watnall Nottingham is sponsoring the Pumping Station with regular supplies of coal for our Danks boiler. Until the recent sponsorship deal with Fernwood, we had been running the Danks boiler on very poor quality coal which had been affecting our ability to supply steam to the Linby Winding Engine and other exhibits. A test run last Sunday with the new coal was a great success and we were able to run up to 15psi within two hours! Just goes to show what you can do with the right coal!

We are very grateful to Fernwood for their generous sponsorship and look forward to a long and lasting relationship with the company. If you would like to find out more about Fernwood Fuels, who also supply coal for domestic use, please visit their website:

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