Elsecar Heritage Centre is a collection of buildings in Barnsley which are now of listed building status of historical architectural heritage. Now a collection of shops and craft workshops, they were originally built to support the adjacent mine workings, ironworks and railway. Built in 1850, they were reopened in 1987 in their present guise.
The mine workings in this area were some of the deepest in the area. To access the deep workings required the installation of this beam engine to extract the water. It ran from 1795 to 1923 and is now the oldest example of a beam engine in the country that is still situated in it’s original position. It can now only be operated with the assistance of a hydraulic pump due to the dilapidated state of its steam powered engine.
2 thoughts on “A day in Elsecar and another film camera purchase.”
That camera looks a beauty. Is the lens detachable?
No Chris. Its a fixed lens. And no rangefinder or light meter. Have now got a add- on rangefinder from ebay that fits into the flash shoe and have to use my old Weston V light meter. It’s fun to use though and have put a film through it and it works fine!