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PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 8:51 pm 

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I was in the science and industry this weekend, and in the first room there is a whopping big steam engine which is from Harle Syke. Annoyingly I can't remember where it said it originated. I can't remember whether it was Briercliffe or Harle Syke Mill. Does anyone know if either or both of these existed and where it was. There was a photograph alongside which showed a group of men extending a mill pond, with what looked possibly like Burnley Road behind both it and the Mill. I can only think of the site which is now lock ups but I don't know. Anyway hope you may be able to help.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 9:01 pm 
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Hi, welcome to the site.

I thought this was the one called 'Peace' from Queen Street Mill in Harle Syke.

Will try and have a look in Rogers book to see if it says

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 9:28 pm 
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http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/on-line ... age140.asp

This engine was constructed in 1903 by the Burnley Ironworks Company for Harle Syke Mill, Burnley, Lancashire.

Burnley Ironworks was formed in 1887 from a company named Marsland's. They built many steam engines for Lancashire cotton mills, but closed down as mills converted to electric power in the 1920s

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 10:35 pm 

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Excellant, thanks for the link. So do you know which mill was Harle Syke mill? Was it the one which burnt down behind the church where they want to build house?


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 10:37 pm 

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By the way isn't Peace still at Queen St. I thought I saw Mark Williams looking at her on his Discovery channel some time ago. To say I only live a few hundreds yards from it, I really should have a look around Queen St Mill sometime.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2009 8:56 am 
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It could well be Peace at Queen Street.

Roger Frost and Duncan Bythell recently published a book titled 'Harle Ske Mill'. viewtopic.php?f=23&t=2976

It was the mill on Burnley Road, almost opposite the end of Queen Street.

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