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Weekend at Briercliffe mill suited steampunk enthusiasts
2:32pm Monday 9th June 2014 in News
STEAMPUNK enthusiasts descended on Briercliffe’s Queen Street Mill at the weekend.
Following the success of last year’s steampunk event, the Burnley mill hosted a two-day event, with market stalls, family entertainment, and the museum’s own steam engine ‘Peace’ running throughout.
Queen Street Mill houses the world’s only surviving steam-powered weaving shed and, at its peak, would have had up to 1,138 working looms.
Vanessa Bedford, Lancashire County Council’s museum manager at the mill, said: “Steampunk embraces fashion, culture, architectural style, and art from an alternative history of the Victorian era.
“At the market you could find some truly unique objects, whether you are a fan of the genre, or just curious.”
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