Open day at industrial museum

Tim Kirker, Les Ashton, Mike Turner, Tracey and Mark Fletcher, at the Calderdale Industrial Museum Open Day.
Tim Kirker, Les Ashton, Mike Turner, Tracey and Mark Fletcher, at the Calderdale Industrial Museum Open Day.

Calderdale Industrial Museum held an open day at the weekend, displaying its locally manufactured machinery.

Tim Kirker, chair of the Calderdale Industrial Museum Association, said: “There were around 180 people there on the day and generally lots of interest about the displays.

Tim Kirker, Les Ashton, Mike Turner, Tracey and Mark Fletcher, at the Calderdale Industrial Museum Open Day.

Tim Kirker, Les Ashton, Mike Turner, Tracey and Mark Fletcher, at the Calderdale Industrial Museum Open Day.

“All the machinery at the museum was on display, including machinists hand spinning with wool, demonstrating knitting machines and several steam engines.

“People really want to see the museum open permanently and the displays working.”

It will be open again on July 14.