SD7010 : The museum that wasn't

taken 26 years ago, near to Bolton, Great Britain

The museum that wasn't
The museum that wasn't
The Northern Mill Engine Society was given space in Atlas Mills at Bolton and erected an excellent museum in No. 3 Mill engine house and had a store in No. 4 Mill engine house. Having finished the one engine house it started to erect engines in No. 4. Under dust sheet in the background is a largely erected Robey cross compound. The beam and cylinder in the foreground belong to a McNaughted beam engine from Cellarsclough Mill, Marsden. The dark semi-circle at the back shows the location of the original engine's flywheel. Shortly after this picture was taken the whole collection from both engine houses was moved a short distance to the old cotton store. Morrisons paid for this move. The Society then re-erected all the engines and finally had the new (but not quite finished) museum back in steam in 2007. A major achievement for a few volunteers who have had little support from official bodies.
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Sunday, 8 December, 1991   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 18 March, 2008
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Museum / Heritage Centre   (more nearby)
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