|Full Steam ahead for a Bumper Bank Holiday!
WIGAN'S Trencherfield Mill will host a bumper Bank Holiday Heritage Day on Monday 6 May.
Classic cars, traction engines, birds of prey, live street theatre, canal trips and a vintage clothes and crafts fair will ensure an action packed programme for all the family.
Star of the show will be Wiganís mighty Trencherfield Mill Engine in full steam!
Thereíll also be live music from local folk group Chonkinfeckle and Skelmersdale Prize Brass Band.
Leisure and cultural provider WLCT (Wigan Leisure and Culture Trust) has organised the day in partnership with Trencherfield Mill Residents Association.
The Trencherfield Mill Steam Engine is one of the largest and finest working examples of its type. Built over 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 Wiganís industrial development.
Trencherfield Mill Steam Engineer Bill Rowley from WLCT is one of the main organisers of the event.
He said: "We held this event last year for the first time and it was extremely popular.
"Thereís going to be so much happening, itís going to be a great day out for the whole family and a real celebration of the industrial heritage which is so intrinsically linked to Wiganís history."
The day starts at 11am and finishes at 5pm. Vehicle parking is available at the Wigan Investment Centre free of charge. The majority of the events are free but there is small admission charge of £4 for adults and £2 for children under 12 to see the Trencherfield Mill Steam Engine.
For more information visit www.wlct.org