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Posted on 03/16/2016


Photo taken on March 15, 2016


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mill
weaving
lancashire
cotton
textiles
burnley
looms
queen street mill


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Weaving by steam

Weaving by steam
Queen Street Mill at Harle Syke, Burnley, was built in 1894 for the Queen Street Manufacturing Company for weaving plain cotton fabric. The business saw little modernisation up to closure in 1982 since when the mill has been run as a museum, still operated by the 500 hp steam engine. The weaving shed once housed nearly 1,000 Lancashire looms and even today there are 300 looms. When running the noise is deafening. Sadly Lancashire County Council have announced closure of the museum and there is little future for the looms and engine which will surely be subject to the depredations of scrap thieves and vandals.

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6 comments - The latest ones
Cold War Warrior
Cold War Warrior
Another loss of our industrial heritage.
2 years ago.
StoneRoad2013
StoneRoad2013
I wonder if there is any chance of a "friends" trust being set up to run this mill ?
Such losses are so very sad, and infuriating at the same time.
2 years ago.
spacemouses
spacemouses
Look like they may be 'Hattersley' looms. Quite a few still in use here for the 'tweed' though modern junk double width are taking over now.
They have to be hand powered (actually foot powered) for the 'tweed'. No motors of any sort allowed. It used to be a lovely sound of them working in sheds on crofts all over the island.
I had 2 in the back room for a while!
2 years ago.
Don Barrett (aka DBs travels)
Don Barrett (aka DBs…
Tragic to lose the ability to educate the current generation on the history of work.
2 years ago.
tarboat
tarboat
Announced today six months reprieve for negotiations with other bodies to take over the museum.
2 years ago.
╰☆☆June☆☆╮
╰☆☆June☆☆╮
Your beautiful capture is greatly admired

Historical & Architectural Gems
2 years ago.