Who we are

The Crossness Engines Trust was set up in 1987 to restore the engines. ‚ÄčA large part of the work is done by an unpaid volunteer workforce. 

Why the Trust exists


The Crossness Engines Trust, a registered charity, was set up in 1987 to restore the engines which represent a unique part of Britain's industrial heritage and an outstanding example of Victorian engineering. A large part of the restoration work so far carried out has been done entirely by an unpaid volunteer workforce.

How the Trust operates


We are a Trust (the Crossness Engines Trust) and are governed by a Memorandum and Articles of Association, submitted to and approved by the Charity Commission.


The Trust currently has some 500 paid-up members.


The work of the Trust is managed by a board comprising up to nine executive directors and up to six non-executive directors, all of whom are unpaid. Peter Bazalgette, the great-great-grandson of the builder Sir Joseph, is President of the Trust.

An Executive Committee, consisting of the executive directors together with other co-opted members, meets at approximately monthly intervals, to deal with the routine running of the Trust.

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Email: info@crossness.org.uk

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A Company limited by guarantee. Registered in England No. 2141756
Registered Charity No. 297585


The Old Works

Thames Water S.T.W.


Bazalgette Way

Abbey Wood

London SE2 9AQ


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