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The 19th century stable yard

The 19th century stable yard
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Friday, 28 September 2012

Turbine opens for Open House

Last Friday 21 September we finally turned on our Archimedes Screw turbine, much to the delight of Morden Hall Park's staff and volunteers who had gathered to see it.

Staff and volunteers watch the turbine being turned on (NTPL/Caroline Pankhurst)

We then did tours of both the turbine and the stable yard for visitors coming to see us as part of Open House Weekend. Everyone seemed suitably impressed!

 Chas, volunteer tour guide, leads a tour of the turbine for Open House (NTPL/Caroline Pankhurst)

     Visitors look inside the generator housing (NTPL/Caroline Pankhurst)

The safety cover is now over the Screw, but it can still be seen clearly through it. We're now just finishing off the landscaping around it - installing a path so that people can get round it easily and painting the railings.
The cover is installed over the Screw in 3 sections (NTPL/Caroline Pankhurst)

Gareth of Stennett Landscapes starts building a fence around the site (NTPL/Caroline Pankhurst)

The turbine turning - with the green eel pass and frothy fish pass next to it (NTPL/Caroline Pankhurst)

The site isn't yet open all the time, but group tours can be booked in advance or individuals can ask in the Livinggreen Exhibition in the stable yard if there is someone available to show them around.

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