Pump House Steam and Transport Museum
at 10 South Access Road E17 8AX


The long lease granted to the Pump House was on the condition that about a third of the site is to be sold off by the council for a housing development.

This means that the owners of many of the historical vehicles are to remove them from the site yard and relocate them in other museums out of the area. Peter Quintin has had six classic vehicles stored at the site for the last eight years. Other vehicles include Routemaster buses, histroic railway carriages among many other smaller items.

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Click Here for a full report in the Walthamstow Guardian



Waltham Forest Council have agreed to a long term lease for the The Pump House Steam and Transport Museum Trust after years of negotiations.

The Museum can now start to develop some of the land and existing buildings in South Access Road to create a Museum of Technology and Industry. The museum will also celebrate the unique industrial heritage of the Lea Valley, which has more than 100 industrial first achievements.

The project has been supported by local MPs, the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, and Olympic boss, Seb Coe.
The project director and founder, Lindsay Collier, was delighted at the annoucement.
He said: "This project has been in the planning for the past 16 years. It will be a great celebration of the history of the area and how it was the birthplace of many modes of transport."
The museum is currently run by volunteers and is a chartable Trust.
The Pump House Building, along with the rare Marshall Engines and steel beams within, are all Grade II Listed.
The Trust is currently applying for grants to raise the £3m needed for the project and is hopeful building will start early next year.

Taken from an article by Martyn Dolton in the "Yellow Advertiser"

Special Event on Sunday 23rd May 2010

The Year 2010 marked the centenary celebration of the B Type bus. Britain's first standardised bus built. The B Type bus was also known as Old Bill as many of them served on the front lines in France in WW1 as a troop carrier. Many did not return hence the saying:- "Born in Walthamstow died in France."
There was on exhibit a variety of AEC's, B Type bus replica, replica of Walter Hancock's Steam bus, Displays, EFE models, Street Models, Stalls, Tours to the AEC works site.

The Walthamstow factory in which these buses were built became the first home in 1912 of the builders of London's Buses. The Associated Equipment Company or AEC as it was also known was situated on the site of what is now Blackhorse Road Station car park behind the Royal Standard Pub in Blackhorse Lane.

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Short video of some of the events on the 23rd.