Thank you to all our visitors at the first Winter Works Open day this year (27 November) for making the journey to see behind the scenes at Crofton despite the atrocious weather. Thank you also for your very kind donations to help keep Crofton steaming into the future.
- Future dates to be confirmed – wrap up warm!
- Not in steam
- Free entry – donations welcome
- Come along to see our volunteers carrying out engineering Winter Maintenance
- Catch up with the latest news on the Crofton Boiler Appeal
- Help keep Crofton Steaming in 2022 and into the future
Yellow distancing queue lines are marked outside the station entrance as well as the visitor toilets and site entrance. Visitors will see signage around the site reminding everyone to follow the government guidance. Volunteers and staff will continue to wear face coverings inside the station. We encourage visitors to wear a face covering inside the station (unless exempt).
The Parallel motion (James Watt design) will still be disassembled on Engine No 2, Harvey of Hayle but on Engine No 1, Boulton and Watt the Parallel motion is intact.
James Watt was most proud of the invention of the “parallel motion”; he described it as, “one of the most ingenious, simple pieces of mechanism I have contrived.” In a letter to his son in 1808 describing how he arrived at the design, James Watt wrote “I am more proud of the parallel motion than of any other invention I have ever made.”