The Brown and May portable steam engine, no. 6226, of 1898 requires some boiler work. Some of the engines history is known. It was owned by Eames Brothers, London Colney, Hertfordshire. By the 1960’s it had passed to T.Burton of Market Harborough, Leicestershire. She was then sold to the Cinema park, Towcester. More recently it moved to Fleggborough Bygone Village, Norfolk. In 2004 the museum closed and the items were all sold. The engine was purchased by Lackham Museum of Agriculture and Rural Life Trust Wiltshire. And it now part of the Brown and May Trust, Wiltshire.
The engine requires some boilerwork and is now entering the Goddard’s workshops. I will update the news page as work continues. The engine behind, in her working clothes, is another 10hp engine, no. 8231.