At the age of 15 I was staying with relatives in Angmering Green and we were travelling to visit The Devil’s Dyke and then Ditchling Beacon. We happened to pass by what was obviously a steam pumping station. Very cheekily carrying my box brownie of 1932 vintage, I went and asked if I could take some pictures.
The staff could not have been more helpful and were obviously very very proud of the engine which was immaculate. It certainly was a work of mechanical and engineering art. I was told that the engine was to be scrapped and the subject caused obvious distress. It looked like new and the engine house was spotless. These photos are the result of peering through a very dingy viewfinder!