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Stretham Old Engine, Ely

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Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Stretham Old Engine is a steam-powered engine just south of Stretham in Cambridgeshire, England, that was used to pump water from flood-affected areas of The Fens back into the River Great Ouse. It is one of only three surviving drainage engines in East Anglia, and is a Grade II* listed building.
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  • If you're in the area it's worth the trip. (We were just down the road at the " 5 miles from Anywhere ( NO Hurry ) " pub for the new boat trip (40 mins) ). The staff are knowledgeable and...  more »
  • Staying next door at Stoker’s Cottage our visit coincided with one of Stretham Old Engine’s Open Days. We found it fascinating and the volunteers who run it do a fantastic job. The tour was very...  more »
  • An interesting piece of history. The gentleman Mr Peter was really friendly and showed us around and very informative. Thank you really appreciate your time with us. Hopefully this history shall continue for more generation to come 😊
  • Brilliant place to visit for anyone interested in history of the Fens, engineering, agriculture and society. Also it's a super location just to experience some peace and tranquillity. Accessibility is a bit of an issue inside the building, this was actually constructed as a 'working machine' after all! The volunteer team we met were fantastic with their knowledge of the old engine and the fenlands history, their enthusiasm is quite infectious. Well worth an afternoon visit.

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