HIGHLIGHTS

YARD FEST

21 to 23 July

Live music, food, family friendly activities, rat splatting, face painting

Bristol Crocodile

BRISTOL CROCODILE

23 June and 23 July at Underfall Yard

Must be able to crochet. Booking essential. Other venues and dates available.

Pump demonstrations

Hydraulic Pump Demonstrations

Every Saturday at 3pm

See the 1907 Hydraulic Pumps in action. Expertly run by our volunteers.

CALENDAR

Jun
24
Sat
Saturday Hydraulic Pump Demonstrations
Jun 24 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Saturday Hydraulic Pump Demonstrations @ Underfall Yard

Every Saturday at approximately 3.00pm – join us to see the 1907 hydraulic pumps in action.

The three electric hydraulic pumps were installed in 1907.  The pumps pressurise water to 750psi (52 bar) and powered an entire network through underground pipes running around the harbour to lock gates, swing bridges, cranes, capstans and more. Over the years many parts of the network ceased to operate – cranes were dismantled, bridges stopped swinging – and by 2010 the Power House was only operating Cumberland Basin lock gates and providing back-up for Prince Street Bridge (which has always had its own pump and accumulator).

The pumps were decommissioned in 2010 and are no longer connected to the network of pipes.  Our new Workshop Manager, Rachel, has been working out how to run the pumps for demonstration purposes now that the pressurised water isn’t being used.  On a few occasions we used the pressure relief valves on the pumps.  This was problematic on two counts: it is an emergency feature so forcing the valve too frequently risks causing damage and it dumps all the water into the Pump Room basement!  The other option was to do nothing but this would mean waiting hours, if not days, for the pressurise to gradually reduce through small leaks in the system.  But, with the support of Bristol City Council’s Docks Engineer’s team, Rachel has identified our current solution: we are currently using a hose to return the dock water to the harbour, and de-pressurise the pumps.

Supported by the AIM Biffa Award National Heritage Landmark Partnership Scheme.

[Pump demonstrations may be cancelled at short notice subject to volunteer availability and successful safety checks.]

Jun
28
Wed
Regular Pump Runs
Jun 28 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Regular Pump Runs @ Underfall Yard

Wednesday and Friday mornings at approximately 11.30am – join us to see the 1907 hydraulic pumps in action.

The three electric hydraulic pumps were installed in 1907.  The pumps pressurise water to 750psi (52 bar) and powered an entire network through underground pipes running around the harbour to lock gates, swing bridges, cranes, capstans and more. Over the years many parts of the network ceased to operate – cranes were dismantled, bridges stopped swinging – and by 2010 the Power House was only operating Cumberland Basin lock gates and providing back-up for Prince Street Bridge (which has always had its own pump and accumulator).

The pumps were decommissioned in 2010 and are no longer connected to the network of pipes.  Supported by the AIM Biffa Award National Heritage Landmark Partnership Scheme, we regularly demonstrate the pumps.

[Pump demonstrations may be cancelled at short notice subject to volunteer availability and successful safety checks.]

Jun
30
Fri
Regular Pump Runs
Jun 30 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Regular Pump Runs @ Underfall Yard

Wednesday and Friday mornings at approximately 11.30am – join us to see the 1907 hydraulic pumps in action.

The three electric hydraulic pumps were installed in 1907.  The pumps pressurise water to 750psi (52 bar) and powered an entire network through underground pipes running around the harbour to lock gates, swing bridges, cranes, capstans and more. Over the years many parts of the network ceased to operate – cranes were dismantled, bridges stopped swinging – and by 2010 the Power House was only operating Cumberland Basin lock gates and providing back-up for Prince Street Bridge (which has always had its own pump and accumulator).

The pumps were decommissioned in 2010 and are no longer connected to the network of pipes.  Supported by the AIM Biffa Award National Heritage Landmark Partnership Scheme, we regularly demonstrate the pumps.

[Pump demonstrations may be cancelled at short notice subject to volunteer availability and successful safety checks.]

Jul
1
Sat
Saturday Hydraulic Pump Demonstrations
Jul 1 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Saturday Hydraulic Pump Demonstrations @ Underfall Yard

Every Saturday at approximately 3.00pm – join us to see the 1907 hydraulic pumps in action.

The three electric hydraulic pumps were installed in 1907.  The pumps pressurise water to 750psi (52 bar) and powered an entire network through underground pipes running around the harbour to lock gates, swing bridges, cranes, capstans and more. Over the years many parts of the network ceased to operate – cranes were dismantled, bridges stopped swinging – and by 2010 the Power House was only operating Cumberland Basin lock gates and providing back-up for Prince Street Bridge (which has always had its own pump and accumulator).

The pumps were decommissioned in 2010 and are no longer connected to the network of pipes.  Our new Workshop Manager, Rachel, has been working out how to run the pumps for demonstration purposes now that the pressurised water isn’t being used.  On a few occasions we used the pressure relief valves on the pumps.  This was problematic on two counts: it is an emergency feature so forcing the valve too frequently risks causing damage and it dumps all the water into the Pump Room basement!  The other option was to do nothing but this would mean waiting hours, if not days, for the pressurise to gradually reduce through small leaks in the system.  But, with the support of Bristol City Council’s Docks Engineer’s team, Rachel has identified our current solution: we are currently using a hose to return the dock water to the harbour, and de-pressurise the pumps.

Supported by the AIM Biffa Award National Heritage Landmark Partnership Scheme.

[Pump demonstrations may be cancelled at short notice subject to volunteer availability and successful safety checks.]

Jul
5
Wed
Regular Pump Runs
Jul 5 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Regular Pump Runs @ Underfall Yard

Wednesday and Friday mornings at approximately 11.30am – join us to see the 1907 hydraulic pumps in action.

The three electric hydraulic pumps were installed in 1907.  The pumps pressurise water to 750psi (52 bar) and powered an entire network through underground pipes running around the harbour to lock gates, swing bridges, cranes, capstans and more. Over the years many parts of the network ceased to operate – cranes were dismantled, bridges stopped swinging – and by 2010 the Power House was only operating Cumberland Basin lock gates and providing back-up for Prince Street Bridge (which has always had its own pump and accumulator).

The pumps were decommissioned in 2010 and are no longer connected to the network of pipes.  Supported by the AIM Biffa Award National Heritage Landmark Partnership Scheme, we regularly demonstrate the pumps.

[Pump demonstrations may be cancelled at short notice subject to volunteer availability and successful safety checks.]

Jul
7
Fri
Regular Pump Runs
Jul 7 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Regular Pump Runs @ Underfall Yard

Wednesday and Friday mornings at approximately 11.30am – join us to see the 1907 hydraulic pumps in action.

The three electric hydraulic pumps were installed in 1907.  The pumps pressurise water to 750psi (52 bar) and powered an entire network through underground pipes running around the harbour to lock gates, swing bridges, cranes, capstans and more. Over the years many parts of the network ceased to operate – cranes were dismantled, bridges stopped swinging – and by 2010 the Power House was only operating Cumberland Basin lock gates and providing back-up for Prince Street Bridge (which has always had its own pump and accumulator).

The pumps were decommissioned in 2010 and are no longer connected to the network of pipes.  Supported by the AIM Biffa Award National Heritage Landmark Partnership Scheme, we regularly demonstrate the pumps.

[Pump demonstrations may be cancelled at short notice subject to volunteer availability and successful safety checks.]

Jul
8
Sat
Saturday Hydraulic Pump Demonstrations
Jul 8 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Saturday Hydraulic Pump Demonstrations @ Underfall Yard

Every Saturday at approximately 3.00pm – join us to see the 1907 hydraulic pumps in action.

The three electric hydraulic pumps were installed in 1907.  The pumps pressurise water to 750psi (52 bar) and powered an entire network through underground pipes running around the harbour to lock gates, swing bridges, cranes, capstans and more. Over the years many parts of the network ceased to operate – cranes were dismantled, bridges stopped swinging – and by 2010 the Power House was only operating Cumberland Basin lock gates and providing back-up for Prince Street Bridge (which has always had its own pump and accumulator).

The pumps were decommissioned in 2010 and are no longer connected to the network of pipes.  Our new Workshop Manager, Rachel, has been working out how to run the pumps for demonstration purposes now that the pressurised water isn’t being used.  On a few occasions we used the pressure relief valves on the pumps.  This was problematic on two counts: it is an emergency feature so forcing the valve too frequently risks causing damage and it dumps all the water into the Pump Room basement!  The other option was to do nothing but this would mean waiting hours, if not days, for the pressurise to gradually reduce through small leaks in the system.  But, with the support of Bristol City Council’s Docks Engineer’s team, Rachel has identified our current solution: we are currently using a hose to return the dock water to the harbour, and de-pressurise the pumps.

Supported by the AIM Biffa Award National Heritage Landmark Partnership Scheme.

[Pump demonstrations may be cancelled at short notice subject to volunteer availability and successful safety checks.]

Jul
12
Wed
Regular Pump Runs
Jul 12 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Regular Pump Runs @ Underfall Yard

Wednesday and Friday mornings at approximately 11.30am – join us to see the 1907 hydraulic pumps in action.

The three electric hydraulic pumps were installed in 1907.  The pumps pressurise water to 750psi (52 bar) and powered an entire network through underground pipes running around the harbour to lock gates, swing bridges, cranes, capstans and more. Over the years many parts of the network ceased to operate – cranes were dismantled, bridges stopped swinging – and by 2010 the Power House was only operating Cumberland Basin lock gates and providing back-up for Prince Street Bridge (which has always had its own pump and accumulator).

The pumps were decommissioned in 2010 and are no longer connected to the network of pipes.  Supported by the AIM Biffa Award National Heritage Landmark Partnership Scheme, we regularly demonstrate the pumps.

[Pump demonstrations may be cancelled at short notice subject to volunteer availability and successful safety checks.]

Jul
14
Fri
Regular Pump Runs
Jul 14 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Regular Pump Runs @ Underfall Yard

Wednesday and Friday mornings at approximately 11.30am – join us to see the 1907 hydraulic pumps in action.

The three electric hydraulic pumps were installed in 1907.  The pumps pressurise water to 750psi (52 bar) and powered an entire network through underground pipes running around the harbour to lock gates, swing bridges, cranes, capstans and more. Over the years many parts of the network ceased to operate – cranes were dismantled, bridges stopped swinging – and by 2010 the Power House was only operating Cumberland Basin lock gates and providing back-up for Prince Street Bridge (which has always had its own pump and accumulator).

The pumps were decommissioned in 2010 and are no longer connected to the network of pipes.  Supported by the AIM Biffa Award National Heritage Landmark Partnership Scheme, we regularly demonstrate the pumps.

[Pump demonstrations may be cancelled at short notice subject to volunteer availability and successful safety checks.]

Jul
15
Sat
Saturday Hydraulic Pump Demonstrations
Jul 15 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Saturday Hydraulic Pump Demonstrations @ Underfall Yard

Every Saturday at approximately 3.00pm – join us to see the 1907 hydraulic pumps in action.

The three electric hydraulic pumps were installed in 1907.  The pumps pressurise water to 750psi (52 bar) and powered an entire network through underground pipes running around the harbour to lock gates, swing bridges, cranes, capstans and more. Over the years many parts of the network ceased to operate – cranes were dismantled, bridges stopped swinging – and by 2010 the Power House was only operating Cumberland Basin lock gates and providing back-up for Prince Street Bridge (which has always had its own pump and accumulator).

The pumps were decommissioned in 2010 and are no longer connected to the network of pipes.  Our new Workshop Manager, Rachel, has been working out how to run the pumps for demonstration purposes now that the pressurised water isn’t being used.  On a few occasions we used the pressure relief valves on the pumps.  This was problematic on two counts: it is an emergency feature so forcing the valve too frequently risks causing damage and it dumps all the water into the Pump Room basement!  The other option was to do nothing but this would mean waiting hours, if not days, for the pressurise to gradually reduce through small leaks in the system.  But, with the support of Bristol City Council’s Docks Engineer’s team, Rachel has identified our current solution: we are currently using a hose to return the dock water to the harbour, and de-pressurise the pumps.

Supported by the AIM Biffa Award National Heritage Landmark Partnership Scheme.

[Pump demonstrations may be cancelled at short notice subject to volunteer availability and successful safety checks.]

Jul
19
Wed
Regular Pump Runs
Jul 19 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Regular Pump Runs @ Underfall Yard

Wednesday and Friday mornings at approximately 11.30am – join us to see the 1907 hydraulic pumps in action.

The three electric hydraulic pumps were installed in 1907.  The pumps pressurise water to 750psi (52 bar) and powered an entire network through underground pipes running around the harbour to lock gates, swing bridges, cranes, capstans and more. Over the years many parts of the network ceased to operate – cranes were dismantled, bridges stopped swinging – and by 2010 the Power House was only operating Cumberland Basin lock gates and providing back-up for Prince Street Bridge (which has always had its own pump and accumulator).

The pumps were decommissioned in 2010 and are no longer connected to the network of pipes.  Supported by the AIM Biffa Award National Heritage Landmark Partnership Scheme, we regularly demonstrate the pumps.

[Pump demonstrations may be cancelled at short notice subject to volunteer availability and successful safety checks.]

Jul
21
Fri
Yard Fest
Jul 21 all-day
Yard Fest

Pickle Bristol, Severnside Sub Aqua and Underfall Yard Trust present a weekend of live music, food, drink and kids entertainment at the best spot on the docks. Street food, bands, DJs, rat splatting, face painting, seagulls, drinks and deck chairs. Building on the success of last years event and Severnside’s Sub Aqua’s legendary Yard Parties this is truly the place for Bristol’s proper people to kick back during the Harbour Festival weekend.

Regular Pump Runs
Jul 21 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Regular Pump Runs @ Underfall Yard

Wednesday and Friday mornings at approximately 11.30am – join us to see the 1907 hydraulic pumps in action.

The three electric hydraulic pumps were installed in 1907.  The pumps pressurise water to 750psi (52 bar) and powered an entire network through underground pipes running around the harbour to lock gates, swing bridges, cranes, capstans and more. Over the years many parts of the network ceased to operate – cranes were dismantled, bridges stopped swinging – and by 2010 the Power House was only operating Cumberland Basin lock gates and providing back-up for Prince Street Bridge (which has always had its own pump and accumulator).

The pumps were decommissioned in 2010 and are no longer connected to the network of pipes.  Supported by the AIM Biffa Award National Heritage Landmark Partnership Scheme, we regularly demonstrate the pumps.

[Pump demonstrations may be cancelled at short notice subject to volunteer availability and successful safety checks.]

Jul
22
Sat
Yard Fest
Jul 22 all-day
Yard Fest

Pickle Bristol, Severnside Sub Aqua and Underfall Yard Trust present a weekend of live music, food, drink and kids entertainment at the best spot on the docks. Street food, bands, DJs, rat splatting, face painting, seagulls, drinks and deck chairs. Building on the success of last years event and Severnside’s Sub Aqua’s legendary Yard Parties this is truly the place for Bristol’s proper people to kick back during the Harbour Festival weekend.

Saturday Hydraulic Pump Demonstrations
Jul 22 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Saturday Hydraulic Pump Demonstrations @ Underfall Yard

Every Saturday at approximately 3.00pm – join us to see the 1907 hydraulic pumps in action.

The three electric hydraulic pumps were installed in 1907.  The pumps pressurise water to 750psi (52 bar) and powered an entire network through underground pipes running around the harbour to lock gates, swing bridges, cranes, capstans and more. Over the years many parts of the network ceased to operate – cranes were dismantled, bridges stopped swinging – and by 2010 the Power House was only operating Cumberland Basin lock gates and providing back-up for Prince Street Bridge (which has always had its own pump and accumulator).

The pumps were decommissioned in 2010 and are no longer connected to the network of pipes.  Our new Workshop Manager, Rachel, has been working out how to run the pumps for demonstration purposes now that the pressurised water isn’t being used.  On a few occasions we used the pressure relief valves on the pumps.  This was problematic on two counts: it is an emergency feature so forcing the valve too frequently risks causing damage and it dumps all the water into the Pump Room basement!  The other option was to do nothing but this would mean waiting hours, if not days, for the pressurise to gradually reduce through small leaks in the system.  But, with the support of Bristol City Council’s Docks Engineer’s team, Rachel has identified our current solution: we are currently using a hose to return the dock water to the harbour, and de-pressurise the pumps.

Supported by the AIM Biffa Award National Heritage Landmark Partnership Scheme.

[Pump demonstrations may be cancelled at short notice subject to volunteer availability and successful safety checks.]

Jul
23
Sun
Bristol Crocodile
Jul 23 all-day
Bristol Crocodile

***This is a programme of 7 workshops for people who can crochet. Booking is essential.  If you want to learn to crochet then contact Vicky about crochet courses as this is not suitable if you cant already crochet***

Can you help Crochet the Bristol Crocodile?

The Bristol Crocodile Project will complete a life-size model of a crocodile with inspiration drawn from the patterns found on the City Dockside and Underfall Yard, celebrating the industrial past of Bristol. The Crochet skin will be sewn around a model of the crocodile. The crocodile and coat have been designed by Vicky Harrison of Paper Village, Briswool and Woolly Wonderland

A number of workshops are being offered to people who can crochet to help make pieces of his skin, fins etc. Vicky is designing several patterns inspired by patterns in Underfall Yard. The wool will be provided as he will be made of a specific selection of yarns

Workshops

  • Sunday 14th May 10.30-1pm for Southbank Arts Trail( Paper Village 200 North Street Bristol, BS3 1JF)
  • Tuesday 30th May 7-9pm (Paper Village as above)
  • Sunday 11th June 10.30-1.30 (M Shed studios overlooking the docks, M Shed, Princes Wharf BS1 4 RN )
  • Friday 23rd June 10am – 1pm (Pattern/Education Room at Underfall Yard on dockside) Cumberland Rd, Bristol BS1 6XG – please meet outside the Visitor Centre by the side entrance into the pump room)
  • Saturday 24th June 2.30-4.30 (Paper Village as above)
  • Sunday 23rd July 1.30 – 4.30pm (Pattern/Education Room at Underfall Yard- details as above to meet)
  • Friday 28th July 9.30-12 midday – S.S Great Britain Café on the dockside Great Western Dockyard, Gas Ferry Rd, Bristol BS1 6TY

You must be able to crochet to take part in this programme . Please bring along a 3.25 mm hook . This is really important and can be purchased in Paper Village. All yarn is provided but we are requesting a £2.50 donation towards the project from all participants for each workshop. Or you can pay £15 at the start and attend all 7 workshops.

You will need to provide your own refreshments.  There is a café in all dockside venues or bring your own.

The workshops will vary a bit according to the patterns Vicky has.  There are simple patterns and more complicated ones and Vicky will teach one of each or more at each session

To Book
Contact Vic.harrison@blueyonder.co.uk or pop into Paper Village at 200 North Street BS3 1JF. If you want to attend more than one workshop you will need to pay in advance otherwise you can donate on the day.