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Carson Whiteside, Chief Engineer. In 1959 the steam engine became redundant and in 1960 it was dismantled by a small gang headed by Corson Whiteside, the chief engineer. The flywheel was 20 ft in diameter and each spoke weighed over 19 cwt.
During the hey-day of the weaving activities the sheds were powered by a pair of steam engines of 1,000 hp, which were named 'Sam' and 'John' after the two eldest surviving Fielden sons. The photograph shows Leslie Baron who was in charge of theā€¦
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