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Did you know that the oldest working beam-engine in the world is to be found at Crofton, near Marlborough? The 42-inch bore Boulton and Watt machine was built in 1812, fitted at Crofton Pumping Station to provide water to the higher reaches of the Kennet and Avon Canal. It is still steamed on occasion for the benefit of visitors to the site.

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