Bob's Mill Diary - Wednesday 30th April 2014

Lancashire Boilers at Queen Street MillFour of us went to visit Queen Street Mill in Burnley yesterday.This is a weaving mill, built in 1894, powered by a William Roberts of Nelson tandem compound steam engine.  Two eight foot diameter by  thirty foot long lancashire boilers, similar to the two that were at at Mellor Mill, provide the steam.  Volunteers, working on the Boiler House and Engine House at Mellor Mill were thrilled to able to see a 'Mill in steam'.  These visits play an important role in giving volunteers a greater understanding of how Mellor Mill may have operated. It was a great visit much enhanced by the enthusiasm of the staff.