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Trencherfield Mill Engine
Trencherfield Mill Steam Engine is one of the largest and finest working examples of its type. Built 100 years ago, this mammoth metal powerhouse was regarded as a feat of industrial engineering. Churning out a massive 2,500 horse power to feed the ever hungry machinery of Trencherfield Mill, it played an instrumental role in Wigan’s industrial development.
In 2004 with the help of a successful Heritage Lottery Fund bid and restoration project, the engine was finally restored to it’s former glory.
Visitors to Trencherfield Mill and the Wigan Pier Quarter are now once again able to awe at this giant’s immense size and power, but more importantly, experience it working as it did all those years ago- full steam ahead!
The Engine is FREE for the public to enjoy every Sunday (sessions run from 11am - 11.45am and 1pm - 1.45pm). An AV show and talks from the engineers about the role of the engine, the power behind the mill machinery and how cotton was spun at the mill, is included in the visit.