EYCH2018 

 

  Volunteers run working stationary steam engine

The National Brewery Centre
Horninglow St, Burton on Trent, Staffordshire, UK
info@nationalbrewerycentre.co.uk
 

Contact:
Vanessa Winstone, Phone: +44 (0)1283 532880,
vanessa.winstone@hotmail.co.uk

Open on 17 and 18.03, 11 am to 3 pm

The Robey Engine

 

The Robey Engine

 

 

Museum is celebrating 40 years of opening, and this is the first run of the year of the steam engine, after winter maintenance.

The Robey Engine was one of a pair built in 1905 to provide power for eight new Bass maltings at Sleaford. . Before electricity, steam engines were the major source of power for running the machinery in the maltings and breweries.
It was operational at Sleaford until 1959 when the maltings were closed.

The Robey Shed is on the site of the old engine house for Bass Engineers' department.  Power was distributed to the various working areas around the site via underground shafts.