Coronavirus COVID-19

Updated 30 June 2020

The trustees of Dogdyke Pumping Station Preservation Trust met and considered what should be done about the rest of the 2020 published programme in light of the Covid-19 situation.

They reached the unanimous decision to remain closed until the 2021 season.

Please understand that this decision was not taken lightly as it goes against the very purpose of the Trust’s existence that is to say, to demonstrate the engines and to tell the story of land drainage over the years. The trustees hope that you will understand the position in which they find themselves.

The matters which were taken into consideration included:

  • The practical issues of providing a safe environment for our visitors including distancing, sanitising, provision of a one-way system, avoidance of pinch-points at the engine houses etc, toilet cleaning, catering and whether numbers should be controlled by timed-entry tickets.
  • The vulnerability of our volunteers who are needed to run the site.
  • Preparation for opening the site, which has been closed since last October.
  • The prospects for relaxation of the national restrictions

We look forward to welcoming you back to our award-winning and very special site next year.