Nottingham pumping station given prestigious award

The award given to the pumping station Credit: ITV News Central

An historic Victorian tourist attraction in Nottinghamshire has been given a prestigious engineering award.

Papplewick Pumping Station near Ravenshead opened in 1884, and provided clean water to residents in Nottingham right up until 1969, maintaining standards of health in the area.

Papplewick Pumping Station Credit: ITV News Central

Today representatives of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers awarded the station with an Engineering Heritage Award, which recognises past, present and future engineering excellence.

A pump at work in the station Credit: ITV News Central

The award puts Papplewick alongside other winners including the Channel Tunnel, Tower Bridge, The Jaguar E-Type and the Nottingham CHP Community Heating System.

Wheel spinning at Papplewick Credit: ITV News Central

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Prestigious engineering award for pumping station

An historic Victorian tourist attraction in Nottinghamshire has been given a prestigious engineering award.