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Whitehead and Poole

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From Bleaching and Finishing of Cotton. 1918.
2017. Steam engine on display in Burrs Country Park.

Whitehead & Poole Ltd., Milltown Engineering Works, Radcliffe, Manchester.

founded by W. T. Whitehead and John Poole (1869-1952).

Makers of textile machinery and plant for the sewage treatment industry.

A small steam engine is on display in Burrs Country Park, Bury, Lancashire.[1]

2003 Photo here showing a sewage ram pump at Sandbeds Sewage Works, Todmorden, made by Whitehead and Poole Ltd. The original pump was steam powered, converted to electricity in 1926.

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  1. [1]Photo of engine at Burrs Country Park