HIGHLIGHTS

REGULAR HYDRAULIC PUMP DEMONSTRATIONS

Wednesdays and Fridays at 11.30am

Join us to see the 1907 hydraulic pumps in action operated by our marvellous volunteers.

Hydraulic Pump Demonstrations every Saturday

SATURDAY HYDRAULIC PUMP DEMONSTRATIONS

Every Saturday at 3pm

Join us to see the 1907 hydraulic pumps in action operated by our marvellous volunteers.

Bristol Ferry's Independence on the slip

INDEPENDENCE
AT UNDERFALL

Bristol Ferry, Independence, up on the slip

A regular service gets people around the harbour with stops right by Underfall Yard.  Now you can come down to the yard to see the effort that goes into keeping these ferries floating…

CALENDAR

Mar
24
Fri
Regular Pump Runs
Mar 24 @ 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.  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.]

Mar
25
Sat
Saturday Hydraulic Pump Demonstrations
Mar 25 @ 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.]

Mar
29
Wed
Regular Pump Runs
Mar 29 @ 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.  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.]

Mar
31
Fri
Regular Pump Runs
Mar 31 @ 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.  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.]

Apr
1
Sat
Saturday Hydraulic Pump Demonstrations
Apr 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.]

Apr
5
Wed
Regular Pump Runs
Apr 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.  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.]

Apr
7
Fri
Regular Pump Runs
Apr 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.  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.]

Apr
8
Sat
Saturday Hydraulic Pump Demonstrations
Apr 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.]

Apr
12
Wed
Regular Pump Runs
Apr 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.  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.]

Apr
14
Fri
Regular Pump Runs
Apr 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.  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.]

Apr
15
Sat
Saturday Hydraulic Pump Demonstrations
Apr 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.]

Apr
19
Wed
Regular Pump Runs
Apr 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.  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.]

Apr
21
Fri
Regular Pump Runs
Apr 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.  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.]

Apr
22
Sat
Saturday Hydraulic Pump Demonstrations
Apr 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.]

Apr
26
Wed
Regular Pump Runs
Apr 26 @ 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.  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.]

Apr
28
Fri
Regular Pump Runs
Apr 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.  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.]