14 Sep Spotlight on Calderdale Industrial Museum
Name – Andrea Balme, Marketing Director Calderdale Industrial Museum
Venue – Calderdale Industrial Museum
About – Re-opened and now run by a group of volunteer enthusiasts who believe that the industrial heritage of Calderdale should be preserved and shared with everyone. This special museum houses static and fully working original machines together with many special and rare artefacts relating to the industrial heritage of Calderdale.
Gathered together over a number of years this special collection represents a cross section of the wide variety of industries that developed in Calderdale. Some of the machines are the only surviving examples of their type in the country. Several machines are in working order and, where possible, will be demonstrated for short periods during opening hours. Every effort has been made to present the machines as they would have been when first used. The collection covers the last 250 years from the industrial revolution.
We are currently working on a new exhibition covering ‘fleece to piece’. A visual history of, a fleece to a piece of cloth.
‘ I bet you didn’t know’ our patrons are Sally Wainwright and Barry Rutter.
Favourite person – Artist Terry Sutton for his visual work in the museum, dedication and continued support.