Bancroft Mill 2nd August 2016 Special Steaming

  • Date: 2nd August 2016
  • Location:
  • Time: 13:00 - 16:00
  • Cost: £5/adult, £4 concession, £10 family ticket (2 adults + 2 children)

Come and meet two great-great grand-daughters of James Nutter, our mill's founder, and see the largest surviving steam mill engine running in Lancashire


Bancroft Mill welcomes two great-great-granddaughters of our mill’s founder, Mr James Nutter, one of whom is travelling all the way from Australia to research her Nutter family history. We are delighted to be able to run her great-great-grandfather’s historic engine for them and we have invited various local dignitaries and members of the Nutter family who live locally to offer as much information as possible on their family history.

The mill will be open to members of the public on the usual terms. Come and see us and witness Lancashire's largest surviving steam mill engine running, a second steam engine under restoration (that has reached a very exciting stage, with only the valve timing to go and can now be ‘turned over’ on electricity!), regular guided tours (subject to available volunteers), weaving demonstrations, a flaming antique boiler, café, gift shop and a collection of model steam engines to view, with some hopefully in steam.

There is disabled access, free parking, a tea room, the gift shop, a large collection of model steam engines and a fascinating historic cotton mill to explore. Dogs are welcome (on a lead).

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