Violet The Steam Engine to Host Denby Dale Men’s Shed Open Day


The group of men behind Denby Dale Men’s Shed are making rapid progress towards establishing a new Men’s Shed.  They have found warehouse space at Nortonthorpe Mill to establish the Men’s Shed and will be holding an open day on Saturday 10th June  2017 10:00 – 16:00.

As an added attraction the Mill is allowing the group to have access to Violet, the Mill’s steam engine for the open day.

If you want to find out more about the Men’s Shed contact the group via their facebook page or turn up at the open day at

Nortonthorpe Mills

Post script – (We have been told that the reason that Violet is in such excellent condition is due to the hard work of  two men over a twenty year period. They gave their time freely as volunteers to work on the project due to their love of steam.  Its amazing what volunteers can do when they put their time in to a project of this nature, so a big thank you to them). 







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