Stretham Old Engine

Stretham Old Engine is a former pumping engine out in the fens; visiting it is not too dissimilar to the Museum of fenland drainage that James visited a while back. You can see it from above and you can visit it’s own website:

It is best to visit it by boat, though, which we managed on a wednesday during the school holidays, and were even lucky enough to find it open. Sadly it is trapped in something of a vicious circle: they don’t open often so get few visitors; and since they get few visitors they can’t afford to open very often.

Pix here; and I’ll in-line a few.


  1. #1 Harold Brooks

    Thanks for putting these up. Back in my year at Cambridge when my parents came over to visit, we went up to Stretham. Good memories.