Tuesday, 31 July 2012
Our Archimedes Screw turbine is now well on its way to completion. If you missed the Guardian's coverage of the Screw's arrival a couple of weeks ago, see their article here:
Our ‘Turbine Taster’ evening last Thursday was a great success - it was our most popular Taster Day ever, with 30 participants from the local community and beyond. After some nice cheese and wine, people were able to hear more about the Archimedes Screw technology, see photos of each stage of the site construction, hear how the old mills used to work (like our historic Snuff Mill), see the 9,000 year old skull found on the site, see how the fish and eel passes will work and hear about how the project is helping the National Trust meet the aims of its Energy Strategy.
Henry Reily-Collins from Hallidays Hydropower explains how the Screw works (NTPL/Caroline Pankhurst)
The brushes to be fitted into the eel pass - shown by Paul Smith of Aquatic Engineering Control
The historic waterwheel at Morden Hall Park - as talked about by Dave Saxby of
Museum of London Archaeology (NTPL/Caroline Pankhurst)