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Queen opens new £5 million Wolferton pumping station

The Queen has opened a new multi-million pumping station, which officials hope will keep large parts of West Norfolk dry for decades to come, at Wolferton today.

The £5 million facility, which has been operating since last August, replaces a station which itself was opened by King George VI in 1948.

The Queen met senior officials and long-serving staff members during a short visit to the site, before being invited to press the red button and start the pumps.

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