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MILL MEECE PUMPING STATION

STAFFORDSHIRE'S FORGOTTEN GEM

 

 

 

In 1912, the continued growth in demand for water in North Staffordshire led the Staffordshire Potteries Waterworks Company, formed over 60 years before, to advance an Act of Parliament giving it power to construct a Pumping Station at Mill Meece, 2 miles south of the Hatton Pumping Station, which had been built between 1890-1907. Two years later on the 25th November 1914 the Ashton Frost engine was started for the first time.

 

This old pumping station together with the steam driven plant, which last pumped water into the supply on December 22nd 1979, is now run by an independent Trust of volunteers who took over the station from Severn Trent Water Authority on May 31st 1981.

 

Don't forget that we are always looking out for new members so if you are interested in getting involved as a hands on volunteers or even helping out with the running of the Trust then come along and say hello. Alternatively you could simply join as a member and help support the trust through your membership. Every bit helps.

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