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HERITAGE OPEN DAYS 2021 - Engineering History in the Making

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The Black Sluice Pumping Station

London Road

Boston

PE21 7RE

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Join us for some guided tours of the Black Sluice Pumping Station throughout Lincolnshire Heritage Open Days Festival 2021

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Discover the history of the Black Sluice site which has had a role in land drainage since 1638 and get up close to the magnificent machines from the 1940s and 1960s which rarely survive in situ.

Black Sluice has been at the forefront of drainage technology since the 17th Century, and the pumping station is a great example of this, showcasing the cutting edge machines of the day and the leaps that were made in engineering design in just 20 years. How we manage waterways has developed and these pumps are no longer used for drainage, but that doesn't mean their story is at an end. Find out what is next on the cards for this fantastic place.

Booking is essential as places are limited on each tour.

There are several sets of steps in the building and uneven floors. Due to the operational nature of the site visitors must be 16+

For all event information on the 2021 Festival coordinate by Heritage Lincolnshire please go to https://www.heritagelincolnshire.org/heritage-open-days

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The Black Sluice Pumping Station

London Road

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PE21 7RE

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