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Bancroft Mill Engine Trust

Gillians Lane, Barnoldswick BB18 5QR, England
+44 1695 424166
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Lovely steam engine

An absolute must to see two beautiful Steam engines in action. Very friendly and informative... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
ccoates2
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Keighley, United Kingdom
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Very nice place

This is the highest place on the Leeds / Liverpool Canal and there is the Lock Stop Cafe a lovely... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2018
rogerwright454
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Barnoldswick, United Kingdom
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Bancroft Mill Engine Trust was formed in 1980 to preserve one of the last working steam mill engines in the area. This magnificent 600HP engine, with its two cylinders and 16 foot flywheel originally drove 1,250 weaving looms. Open (free) most Saturdays from 11-3pm. The engine is run steam between 1pm and 4:00pm on many Sundays from mid March through to early December. See website for dates.
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Gillians Lane, Barnoldswick BB18 5QR, England
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+44 1695 424166
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

An absolute must to see two beautiful Steam engines in action. Very friendly and informative volunteers.

Thank ccoates2
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Reviewed 28 May 2018

This is the highest place on the Leeds / Liverpool Canal and there is the Lock Stop Cafe a lovely place for a snack very well kept and run, and is just a pleasant place to sit and refuel.

1  Thank rogerwright454
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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

This is a wonderful working mill that relies on highly motivated and knowledgeable volunteers. When the engines start up it’s almost mesmerising and the combination of steam, motion and the smell of engine oil is intoxicating! All the volunteers we talked to truly love their...More

Thank Hadrian M
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

Absolutely fascinating. Look at their website for "steam days" and go then. The volunteer staff where fantastic, my 2 children were thoroughly thrilled to be allowed to start the engine & the friendly engineers even awarded them a certificate. Seeing this huge engine come to...More

1  Thank CravenAppletreewick
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

We visited on the heritage weekend. All the volunteers were helpful including the ladies fund raising for air ambulance.brians tour was excellent and the explanations of how rather than what were very clear. Their concern was a demand for increased water rate which could put...More

2  Thank 48Jennifer
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Reviewed 11 September 2017

If you have never seen mill engines in steam this is an experience not to be missed. Bancroft now have two unique engines all due to the dedication and determination of a small group of volunteers with very limited funds. We all need to value...More

1  Thank jg19522017
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Reviewed 10 September 2017

My Husband and I visited Barnoldswick so had a look at Tripadvisor for things to do. We both thought the Bancroft Mill Steam Day looked interesting. We walked there and managed to find it easy enough. It is run by very knowledgeable volunteers that are...More

1  Thank SteveandAnna
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Reviewed 10 September 2017

Wow, really beautiful mill with two steam run machines. they are huge and very much worth a trip. One hour is more than enough. Wonderful for any age and just thilling to watch such vast machines move! Run by a dedicated and friendly bunch, credit...More

2  Thank jenwar24
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Reviewed 2 September 2017

A family visit on a 'steaming day'. This was a splendid mystery destination involving children from 10 to 20+ who were in the dark about what they were going to see, other than 'an old mill engine' which seemed not to enthuse them totally. On...More

1  Thank MarkRand
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Reviewed 31 July 2017

What a fantastic place to visit. Run solely by volunteers who are clearly passionate about the place. We visited on a Steaming Day when they run the engine, we were asked if we wanted a guided tour by Ian, who ended up spending virtually 2...More

1  Thank Phil B
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