The end of “Fort Knox”

Another major milestone in our progress to improve and develop the facilities at Thelnetham.

The original “Fort Knox” housed the Ruston Hornsby engine in the right hand side and the well in the left hand side, which was also used as a store and workshop.

We rebuilt the engine shed and kept the left hand side standing, as can be seen

The second picture shows the new engine shed with all of “Fort Knox” removed. The well height above ground level has been increased and covered with mesh for safety. We have to remove the original concrete floor and tidy up around it.

The engine is currently being piped in, to cooling and exhaust systems and is undergoing some maintenance and refurbishment

The foundations for the new granary have been marked out to the right of the engine shed and building this this will be the next project to be completed

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