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Chilworth Gunpowder Mills

Chilworth Road, Albury, Chilworth, Surrey, GU4 8RH.

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The extensive site of the Gunpowder Works, which boasts possibly the most prominent (and famous) remains of the Tillingbourne mills. Explore not only the…

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Queen Street Mill Textile Museum

Harle Syke, Burnley, Lancashire, BB10 2HX.
Tel: 01282 412 555.

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The last surviving 19th century steam powered weaving mill – relive the days when cotton was king and see the magnificent steam engine 'Peace' driving…

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Wortley Top Forge

Forge Lane, Thurgoland, Yorkshire, S35 7DN.

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Water-powered heavy iron forge whose history can be traced back to at least 1640. The site has been used for various processes but it is best known for…

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Immingham Museum & Heritage Centre

Civic Centre, Pelham Road, Immingham, Lincolnshire, DN40 1QF.

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The Main theme is the story of the building of Immingham Dock and the involvement of the Great Central Railway. There are also there are these room settings:…

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Leigh Spinners Mill Engine House & Heritage Centre

Park Lane, Leigh, Lancashire, WN7 2LB.

The mill is one of the most important mill complexes in the UK and has been described as the finest late era mill. It is almost unique in being an intact…

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Tiptree Jam Museum

Tiptree Jam Shop & Tea Room, Factory Hill, Tiptree, Essex, CO5 0RF.

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On the site of Wilkin & Sons, well known for their range of jams and preserves, this is a collection of the paraphernalia of preserve making and Essex…

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Newmills Corn & Flax Mills

Churchill Road, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, IRELAND.

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The visitor can experience the pleasure of seeing one of the largest waterwheels in Ireland in action as it drives the machinery of the corn mill.

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Aberdulais Tinworks & Waterfall

Aberdulais, Nr Neath, Neath Port Talbot, SA10 8EU.
Tel: 01639 636 674.

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Famous waterfall. An early water-powered tin works was the last industry here. Today the waters of the River Dulais are used to make Aberdulais Falls self-sufficient…

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Stott Park Bobbin Mill

Low Stott Park, Finsthwaite, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 8AX.

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Built in 1835, the mill is now restored as a working industrial monument. Much of the bobbin making machinery remaining includes a turbine and a steam…

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Fakenham Museum of Gas

Hempton Road, Fakenham, Norfolk, NR21 7LA.
Tel: 01553 762 151.

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Last example of small horizontal retort hand fired gasworks. In operation 1846-1965. Only complete non-working gasworks left in England and Wales, now…

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Winding House

Cross Street, New Tredegar, Caerphilly, NP24 6EG.
Tel: 01443 822 666.

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The museum for Caerphilly County Borough including a stationary twin tandem compound steam winding engine built in 1891 for the former Elliot Colliery.…

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Wigston Framework Knitters Museum

42-44 Bushloe End, Wigston, Leicestershire, LE18 2BA.
Tel: 0116 288 6243.

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A Master Hosier’s house with a two story Victorian frameshop in the garden. The house dates from the last years of the 17th century and shows signs of…

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Weavers Triangle Visitor Centre

85 Manchester Road, Burnley, Lancashire, BB11 1JZ.

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Based at Burnley Wharf by the Leeds & Liverpool Canal, the Visitor Centre tells the story of the canal, cotton and the Weavers' Triangle. Oak Mount Mill…

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Paradise Mill

Park Lane, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 6TJ.

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Take a guided tour of the mill and step back in time to an early 20th century silk mill. See 26 restored Jacquard looms, hear about the silk industry and…

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Kirkaldy Testing Museum

99 Southwark Street, London, Greater London, SE1 0JF.

Kirkaldy's museum is unique – there are no other preserved Victorian testing machines in their original building, in full working order and with all…

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The Brickworks Museum

Swanwick Lane, Swanwick, Hampshire, SO31 7HB.
Tel: 01489 576 248.

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The last steam-driven Victorian brickworks in the UK. Get close to the massive brick making machines and see how the men used to run 15 miles a day in…

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Whitchurch Silk Mill

28 Winchester Street, Whitchurch, Hampshire, RG28 7AL.
Tel: 01256 892 065.

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A gem of industrial heritage in rural Hampshire, this is a Georgian watermill that weaves silk fabrics using Victorian and early 20th century machinery.…

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Wheal Martyn Clay Works

Carthew, St Austell, Cornwall, PL26 8XG.
Tel: 01726 850 362.

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This unique and special place tells the story of Cornwall’s largest mining industry, an industry still alive today, and in the shadows of Cornwall’s…

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Wat Tyler Country Park – Explosives Factory

Pitsea Hall Lane, Pitsea, Basildon, Essex, SS16 4UH.

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The Wat Tyler Project has transformed the park, with its legacy of historic buildings and fascinating wildlife, into a centre of excellence. Around 100…

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Wandle Industrial Museum

The Vestry Hall Annexe, London Road, Mitcham, Surrey, CR4 3UD.
Tel: 020 8648 0127.

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Local museum with information on many of the different industries that used the River Wandle, including the Surrey Iron Railway and Young's Brewery.

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Walthamstow Pumphouse Museum

10 South Access Road, Walthamstow, London, Greater London, E17 8AX.
Tel: 020 8521 1766.

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Grade II Listed former Victorian sewage works containing two 1897 Marshall coupled horizontal steam engines, one restored and operated by compressed air,…

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Verdant Works

West Henderson's Wynd, Dundee, Angus, DD1 5BT.
Tel: 01382 309 060.

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Textile heritage centre with restored jute machinery showing working conditions over 100 years ago. Interactive displays take visitors from the jute fields…

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Trevithick Trail

From Merthyr Tydfil, to Abercynon, Merthyr Tydfil, .

Explore the ‘Trevithick Trail’ that includes the ‘Trevithick Tunnel’, and enjoy a walk through history surrounded by nature’s beauty as it nestles…

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Thwaite Mills Watermill

Thwaite Lane, Stourton, Leeds, Yorkshire, LS10 1RP.
Tel: 0113 378 2983.

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Powered by two massive waterwheels, a complete 19th century stone grinding mill with operational steam crane. Guided tours every half hour.

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From the Steam Heritage Shop

August 2019

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  • Moving forward – preservation in Aberdeen
  • Party Time at Hollycombe
  • Ellan Vannin Revisited
  • Heading East via West Bay
  • Rebuilding the Rochefort ‘Pont Transbordeur’

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Fred Dibnah’s World of Steam, Steel & Stone Vol.2

Combining extensive unseen footage with highlights from Fred’s programmes over the last seven years, this series looks at the many sides of Fred…

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Hazy Days of Living Steam

A colour photo book of the steam rally scene in the 1990s, written by the editor of Vintage Spirit.

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Subscribe to Vintage Spirit and save up to 25% off the cover price, and receive your copy straight from the printers...

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