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Wednesday 7th October 2020 Abbey Pumping Station Corporation Road Leicester LE4 5PX

A day & evening of Steam Punk/Victorian & 1940's portraits at Abbey Pumping Station

Join us this autumn for an evening when Victoriana meets Steam-Punk plus 1940s re-enactors at a fantastic pump house overflowing with history and dramatic backdrops


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About this event

This autumn we are pleased to be running a 1940s- re-enactment and Steam-Punk crossed with Victorian themed event at a brand new and fantastic location: Abbey Pumping house. With excellent access to the site we will be setting up eye catching and unique scenes with our host of historic and quirky models. We will also be able to take advantage of the evening autumnal light running through sunset with 1 hour after dark for atmospheric images!

The Abbey Pumping Station opened in 1891 to pump Leicester's sewage to new treatment works in Beaumont Leys. The ornate building and beautifully-decorated beam engines demonstrated the great civic pride in this public health achievement. It closed in 1964 and opened as a museum of science and industry ten years later. The Pump House is an excellent example of beautiful Victorian engineering, full of detail and wonderful historic backdrops which will spoil you for choice! As well as photographing inside the building we have hired a vintage fire engine and delivery truck which will be positioned in the grounds to add as wonderful props for our models to pose with!

The timings for this event are 14:30 - 19:30 giving us daylight, sunset, dusk and a little bit of after dark!

We hope you will want to join us for what promises to be a great evening in a wonderful location.

Currently all of our events will run in line with our Covid-19 policy that follows government guidelines. You can find our Covid-19 policy information page here.

Event requirements


  • Spare batteries
  • Camera
  • Lense cloths
  • Lenses
  • Tripod

Other things you should bring

  • Snacks
  • Bottled water


  • All levels welcome


  • Low

Other essentials

  • Sturdy outdoor shoes
  • Warm clothing

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