The Cornish Beam Engine

Drummohr House, Ravensheugh Road
by Jim Cursiter

You will find this mural at the gateway to the Prestonpans Murals Trail from the West. Before James Watt’s innovations in engine design, mine workings at Prestongrange were constantly in danger of flooding. The installation of the massive steam-powered Cornish Beam engine in 1874 signalled the beginning of a period of industrial development. Jim Cursitor, creator of the Beam Engine Mural, is an established artist specialising in large scale images. He has worked throughout Scotland as a freelance scenic artist and designer.