PEOPLE will have the chance to look around an old loom mill this weekend.

Bancroft Mill is opening to the public, offering enthusiasts the opportunity to have a look at running steam engines.

The 650 HP Roberts engine, which originally powered the mill, and a 300HP Smith Bros and Eastwood engine, rescued 15 years ago from a mill at Bradley near Skipton, will be on display.

The mill’s two engine houses will be open and weaving demonstrations on the two looms will be taking place, as well as free guided tours at various times during the afternoon.

A spokesman said: “Ninety-nine years ago, when Bancroft Mill opened, there would have been at least 13 steam engines powering more than 20,000 looms in the mills of Barlick. Now there are just two, cared for by our small band of volunteers.”

The mill will be open from 11am on Sunday, with engines running at intervals from 1pm until 3.45pm. Admission is £6 for adults, £5 for concessions, children five and under go free.