James Watt Bicentenary Commemoration
The Etruria Industrial Museum and Heritage Centre is the home of Jesse Shirley’s 1857 Bone and Flint Mill, the only remaining operational Steam Driven Potters' Mill in the world. Until 1972 the mill ground bone, flint and Cornish stone used by the pottery industry to produce bone china. Now fully restored, the mill is driven by a rare 1820s Boulton and Watt type rotative beam engine, believed to be built by Bateman & Sherratt.
Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th August the mill will be in steam from 12.30pm to 4.30pm with the engine starting on the hour.
Entry to the mill £4 or £6 to include a guided tour. Children under 16 accompanied by a paying adult free.
This event is organised by Etruria Industrial Museum