Events

Every year the Association holds an Annual General Meeting at a venue of engineering interest. Sometimes the venue is of particular Allen interest. Occasionally the Heritage Group visit Allen Heritage sites or places where they feel that their expertise and knowledge may of use to the site operators.

 

The Association held its 2014 Annual General Meeting at The Sharnbrook Hotel, Sharnbrook, Bedfordshire.Wykes Engineering kindly hosted visits to its two sustainable energy facilities at Goosey Lodge (above) and Chelverston Renewable Energy Park.

Commissioning of Allen S60 diesel engine at the Museum of Fenland Drainage at Prickwillow Pumping Station, Prickwillow, near Ely, Cambridgeshire. April 2009

 

The Waterworks Museum – Herefordhttp://www.waterworksmuseum.org.uk )
Heritage Award presentation on 31 August 2014

Members, family and friends looking for a good day out are recommended to visit this Museum. Our Committee will be presenting our Heritage Award to the Chairman of Museum Trust at 2pm in their Visitors Centre. This is one of their ‘steam days’ and the Allen single-cylinder, vertical, fully-enclosed high-speed steam engine dated 1917 for which the Award is made, will be running. This was originally installed on a British Admiralty Patrol Boat. In 1939 it was removed from the boat and converted for use as a land-based standing engine. The Museum has done an excellent job in restoring it to working order. Amongst many other exhibits these is an Allen 2S30 coupled to a gearbox for borehole pump drive which was originally installed at Ross-on-Wye. The visit is well worth the entry charge of Adults £6.00, Senior Citizens £5.00, Children £2.00.