SD3788 : Stott Park Bobbin Mill

taken 10 years ago, near to Finsthwaite, Cumbria, Great Britain

Stott Park Bobbin Mill
Stott Park Bobbin Mill
Stott Park Bobbin Mill has been restored by English Heritage as a working mill with a steam engine (which has a 'rest day' on Fridays!) as well as an electrically powered lathe workshop. Situated in the Lake District with its abundant supplies of wood, the mill was in continuous operation from 1835 to 1971. It made wooden bobbins of various sizes for the Lancashire textile industry before diversifying and producing a range of turned wooden products such as fork and spade handles as well as duffle coat toggles for the Royal Navy during the Second World War. The advent of plastic bobbins finally put the mill out of business. During our guided tour one of the old employees demonstrated the lathes. The finished bobbins were taken to Lakeside station for transportation across to Lancashire and beyond, (see SD3787 : Behind the buffers.).
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SD3788, 70 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Friday, 20 July, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 22 July, 2007
Category
Mill   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 372 882 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:17.1335N 2:57.9417W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 372 881
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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