What have these two got in common? Hydro Turbine and brass polish?

thanks to Gilkes for some of the history of this Vortex turbine. More to come I'm sure

Thanks to Matthew Crosher at Gilkes for some of the history of this Vortex turbine. More to come I’m sure

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The kind people at Gilkes have sent me some detail behind the Pistyll Hydro I went to see last week o the National Trust property at Pistyll. The Hydro is actually older than I thought. It was delivered in 1903 and to a J.D Goddard. The Goddard of Goddard silver and brass polish. I now remembered that Richard had told me of the connection and that a relation of his who I think was a maid for the family would travel on the Goddard private train to Pwllheli before coming over to their electrically lit Plas Pistyll for holidays. The hydro is a relatively small 8kw and had a 55m drop from the intake at the Church pool down to the turbine building. See below. The Hidden Hydro is revealing itself!

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One Response to What have these two got in common? Hydro Turbine and brass polish?

  1. You remember well. That relative was my grandmother, a quarryman’s daughter, who was escorted by the Goddards on the train to her cousin in the midlands to start her working life at the age of 14. She remembered marvelling at the electric lights of Plas Pistyll, which also powered the village chapel – the first to be electrically lit in Llyn if not Caernarfonshire.

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