Dismantling began today and was surprisingly quick. Most bolts turned without resistance and there were three experienced engineers on the case. It is testament to the quality of engineering that the crane has withstood years of Swansea weather.
A big thank you to CT Lewis for their support and offer to take care of the crane whilst it is dismantled into parts that will fit into Tom’s workshop. Recording started today, an important job, given that the crane has the same protected status as Stone Henge but Keith
Musgrave and Sons Ltd was a Bolton based manufacturer of steam engines. They were seen as masters in their field and exemplary engineers.
The Musgrave Travelling Crane was successfully removed from the Engine House on Wednesday 3rd October, a number of days ahead of schedule. It went like clockwork and was promptly whisked off to be restored.
Volunteer meetings The first of several planned meetings for prospective volunteers took place on Friday 14th September. It was a positive meeting and demonstrated that there is a lot of interest in the Musgrave Engine and Crane. Watch out for further meetings. Cyfarfodydd Gwirfoddolwyr Cynhaliwyd y cyfarfod cyntaf o sawl
Work starts on Engine House John Weaver Construction has commenced work on site on the Musgrave Engine House. The schedule for the removal of the crane is the week beginning October 8th. Exciting! Gwaith yn dechrau ar y Tŷ Injan. Mae John Weaver Construction wedi dechrau gwaith ar safle Tŷ
The end of the Cadw/Welsh Government-funded project has been reached, after three years of a lot of hard work by a lot of people. There are afew loose ends to be tied up, but the work on the site is more or less complete. Big thanks to all involved, and especially
Carl Sargeant, Minister for Housing and Regeneration, had a tour of what was once the heartbeat of the world’s copper industry. The project to regenerate the area began in 2012, with the Welsh Government putting £768,000 to help secure and save the site. “I’m delighted to be here and see
The Living History festival at Hafod-Morfa Copperworks on 14th June 2014 was a huge success! People came in their thousands from Swansea and much further afield too to see the progress at the site and enjoy the entertainments on offer. The atmosphere was positive and full of inspiration, pride and nostalgia.
The Man Engine is coming to south Wales and tickets for the grand tour have just been released. Book now for a chance to meet the mechanical masterpiece at Swansea on 12th April with events at both the National Waterfront Museum and Hafod-Morfa Copperworks. The Man Engine is also visiting