Great Uncle Percy - Inventor of Cat's Eyes: Illustrated Talk

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Great Uncle Percy - Inventor of Cat's Eyes: Illustrated Talk

3rd Jul 2019

7.30pm

Great Uncle Percy - Inventor of Cat's Eyes - The Man, the Business, the Legend.

Illustrated Talk by Glenda Shaw

Everyone welcome. CIMA members FREE. Non members £3. Light refreshments available.


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The Museum houses a collection of industrial machinery and artifacts over four floors. Some of the machines are the only surviving examples in the country and have been placed in settings to give a close representation to the time when they were fully operational in the not too distant past.

Down in the basement, the oil engine ‘Sadie’ provides motive power for part of an extensive collection of locally-manufactured machine tools, including lathes, drills and planers. You can take in the experience of nineteenth century Mytholm Coal Mine, learn about stone extraction and the exploitation of clay in the fireclay industries.

The Power Gallery on the ground floor illustrates the story of power generation, from the water wheel to the internal combustion engine, by way of steam and electricity. The availability of power, initially from the numerous well-fed streams throughout Calderdale, was key to the growth of local industry.

The first floor displays products that were made in Calderdale. World-famous names such as Mackintosh’s Toffees and Crossley’s carpets were everyday brands originating in Halifax.

The top floor is still to be renovated and will be opened progressively over the next few years. The objective is to develop and present the story of how worsted cloth is manufactured from sheep’s wool.

The Museum is operated by the Calderdale Industrial Museum Association (CIMA). a registered charity and dedicated group of enthusiastic volunteers.

A great opportunity to witness the rise of the Industrial Revolution in the Calder Valley!
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Short Description 7.30pm Great Uncle Percy - Inventor of Cat's Eyes - The Man, the Business, the Legend. Illustrated Talk by Glenda Shaw Everyone welcome. CIMA members FREE. Non members £3. Light refreshments available.
Type Culture & Heritage, Events & Festivals, Galleries & Museums, Talks & Poetry
Location Halifax
Event Date 3 Jul 2019
Event End Date 3 Jul 2019
Address Calderdale Industrial Museum, Square Road, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX1 1QG
Phone Number 01422 384721
Web Address calderdaleindustrial.co.uk/news-and-events
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Great Uncle Percy - Inventor of Cat's Eyes: Illustrated Talk

Calderdale Industrial Museum

Square Road

Halifax

West Yorkshire

HX1 1QG

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