Volunteer

Become a Member

Tees Cottage Pumping Station is run by volunteers who carry out maintenance, run the engines, tea rooms and shop and who work behind the scenes to keep the place going. On the social side of things, we have get-togethers (often a barbecue in the Boiler House).

Please email by using the Mail Form (see Contents list) for more information on becoming a member.

WE NEED YOU!

Don’t forget to come along to our workdays – there’s always plenty to do, and something to suit everyone. Please contact a member of the committee before making the journey to ensure the work day is going ahead (telephone numbers can be found on your membership card).

Don’t forget that the Tea Room needs cakes for our next Open Day. Following a suggestion and research by Steven Prentice we will now feature links to cake baking websites. As Steven put it, there would be ‘no excuses then’ for members not contributing in this way

The “Wednesday Gang”

Members of the “Wednesday Gang”, who usually meet every Wednesday at Tees Cottage to work on various projects

Visits for members

We have organised visits to other similar sites. These have included visits to Ryhope Engines Museum, to Teesdale, Elsecar and Kelham Island, Papplewick Pumping Station and the Ellenroad Engine House.

At Ryhope, members saw the engines working and had the opportunity to go on the Aidensfield vintage bus.

For the Teesdale trip we went by coach to Lartington water works, Hury dam, Killhope lead mining centre and Allenheads.