The Prince’s Regeneration Trust has launched an appeal to raise £188,000 to get this unique piece of historic machinery back up and running by the spring of 2016.
The engine, which can already be seen on the Middleport Pottery factory tour, was made by local engineer William Boulton in 1888 and is considered to be an important part of British ceramics history.
To support the appeal, why not buy one of our personalised Steam Engine Supporter Gift Certificates?
Certificates come in three types, costing £10, £20 and £50 – money which goes directly towards the steam engine appeal.
A £10 ‘standard’ certificate confirms that you are a supporter of the appeal. A £20 ‘plus’ certificate includes a factory tour for two, while a £50 ‘gold’ certificate includes a factory tour for two plus £20 to spend in our lovely café.
The steam engine used to provide the power for most of the machinery throughout the factory, driving the production of Burleigh ware, from clay to cup.
Once restored and operating, visitors will see a real steam engine function within its purpose-built context, rather than in a museum setting.
To order a certificate, call 01782 499766; or email firstname.lastname@example.org