Our Industrial Heritage – Papplewick Pumping Station



Papplewick Pumping Station in Nottinghamshire is one of Britain’s most important examples of a complete Victorian water pumping station. With exclusive access for LINE+LIGHT, on a day when the boliers are being fired in preparation for steaming, this photographic day is packed with opportunities for creative image making hosted at this beautiful lakeside triumph of engineering.

Aimed at those who are comfortable with their cameras and want to take memorable images with technical guidance where needed, and professional lighting setups throughout the day for shooting technically controlled interiors.

What your day includes

  • Exclusive access to the station and its beautiful lakeside gardens and grounds
  • Opportunity to catch some action as the boilers are being fired in preparation for steaming
  • classroom session to inspire you with image ideas and advice on colour temperature control
  • The opportunity to learn the secrets of lighting in large interior spaces
  • Plenty of time to work at your leisure to create winning pictures with technical assistance when you require

Papplewick Station opened in 1884, powered by two massive Watts Rotative Beam Steam Engines which pumped water from a depth of some 200ft. Lovingly restored and fully functioning, the main engine house is beset with decorations of birds, flora and fauna, stained glass and ornate lanterns. This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone interested in architecture, engineering and Victoriana.

The station will be in steam on the weekends that we’re there too, so you might want to return on the Sunday to catch them running in all their glory!

Images 3 and 12 are by courtesy of Paul Mann
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mage 5 is by courtesy of David Harris

Course Dates 2018

Friday 14th Sept 2018 – Papplewick, Nottingham

Course Tutors

Robert Rowe ARPS. CPAGB

Martine Hamilton Knight D.Litt (Hon), ARPS

Chris Upton

Course Times

10.00am – 4.30pm Tea or coffee will be provided in the morning and afternoon breaks. Lunch is not included, and Papplewick is in the heart of the countryside so please bring a packed lunch.