A warm welcome awaited the many enthusiasts who travelled from near and far
on the weekend of Saturday and Sunday, 9th and 10th September, 2017, to visit the Scheduled Ancient Monument, Grane Mill, Laneside Road (just off Bury Road), Haslingden, to experience the workings of the preserved engine.
The engine, which has been restored by Messrs. David Arnfield and Anthony Pilling, has now been given protection as a Scheduled Ancient Monument and, as from 24th August ,
2017, the whole mill is now listed as Grade 11*. This is to enable the cohesive management of this important complex as one unit for the future, which hopefully, one day, will be a major
historical asset in reminding people of Lancashire’s great past.
S. S. Stott of Haslingden built the engine. It is a 500 horse power, horizontal cross compound engine. It drove 15 ropes which connected with shafting in the mill and powered over 1000 looms. It also generated the electricity for lighting the mill.
The weekend was a huge success for both adults and children alike and a “must entry”, in the future, on the engine enthusiast’s calendar to visit this remarkable and, until recently, relatively unknown Boiler restoration situated within the Rossendale Valley.
A special “thank you” to all those who helped to make the weekend event such a huge success (Dave, Anthony, Kathy, Harry, Josh, Vera, Joy and Radio Lancashire).
A little gem in the Industrial crown!