Tuesday, 15 February 2011

AGM - 3

Fortunately for our shareholders the weather was so much better than 7 days previous when Torrs Hydro was all but washed away in the horrendous storms that have left the Hydro and site looking decidedly worse for wear.

As well as the formalities expected in any AGM - finances, operational reports, voting etc - there was some lively debate prompted by our shareholders and also an excellent talk from Matthew Rhodes of Encraft

The AGM was followed by tours of the site given by the Directors..

Photographs by Steve Essex

Friday, 11 February 2011

The rains came down...

Last weekend saw the heaviest rains in New Mills for over two years and with the rains came flash floods down at the Hydro - as you can see from the pictures what is normally our 'intake is completely blocked and will need excavating, there is also damage to the sluice gate which would stop normal Operations also.

The Directors are working with our insurers to bring about a swift resolution to the situation, but any river works will have to wait until 15 March due to the fish breeding season.

Thursday, 3 February 2011

In the beginning there was a generator....

An unusual picture taken whist Archie was being built - the size of gearbox and generator meant the Engine House had to be built afterwards.