Photographer's Note

Good Morning Everyone,

I hope you will like this!

In our locality is Queen Street Mill, a wonderful, old, cotton-weaving mill.

When we visited, there was a class of primary school children, dressed in appropriate costumes, reliving the activities of similar aged children 100 years ago!

I turned the photograph into a sepia example, to give it a sense of age.

Queen Street Mill is a Grade I listed building in Harle Syke, a suburb to the north-east of Burnley, Lancashire. It was built in 1894 for the Queen Street Manufacturing Company. It closed on 12 March 1982 and was mothballed, but was subsequently taken over by Burnley Borough Council and maintained as a museum.

In the 1990s ownership passed to Lancashire Museums. It is quite unique, the world's only surviving operational steam-driven weaving shed, it received an Engineering Heritage Award in November 2010.

I will add some further photographs of the huge, working steam engine as a workshop.

Thank you for your interest, Bev :-)

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Additional Photos by Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9400 W: 371 N: 21778] (85602)
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