Thursday 3 March 2011

Machines in Calderdale

The Calderdale Industrial Museum found a home for Enid, a horizontal Corliss steam engine.  I could copy out what Wikipedia has to say on the subject and pretend I know what I'm talking about, but instead I'll leave you the link and let those who want to, read all about it.

But there's more to the story because the Calderdale Industrial Museum is closed.  I can't seem to find out why or whether it's only temporary, but I suspect not.  It looks as though Enid will live on only in this card and an identical picture on a site called "From Weaver to Web: an online visual archive of Calderdale history". 

Calderdale, in West Yorkshire, was they say the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution.  You must look after your industrial heritage, in that case Calderdale.


  1. Interesting to view, but like you, I'll leave reading Wikipedia to people like my youngest son.

  2. I'm sorry to hear the museum is closed.

  3. I bet she was transferred to another museum somewhere...I hope.


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