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The Long Rake Winding Engine
The Long Rake Winding Engine
Photo: Paul Smith
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Item #: 34307
This engine built by John Wood and Sons was installed at the above mine we think in the 1920s, it is now at the Temple Mine, Matlock, Matlock Bath in Derbyshire. It is no under conservation by a volunteer team from the Peak District Mines Historical Society who run the Temple Mine as a show mine as part of the Peak District Mining Museum, Matlock Bath.
We would love further information on John Wood and Sons, and on this particular engine which is on display during conservation, we would like to give some information on the firm who created with the display as we move forward and will be making interpretation boards as time allows.
If you can help us with this information we would be very grateful.
Paul Smith, Membership Secretary of PDMHS Ltd. (A society for the study of old mining, mainly lead mining in Derbyshire, but covering much wider mining interests).

Comment by: Mike Barton on 9th March 2023 at 10:35

Wood John & Co., engineers and ironfounders, Water Heyes Foundry, Water Heyes.

listed in the 1881 Wigan Trade Directory shown in the "Stuff" section of this website.

Also, have a look at:




Might not be a lot of help to you but it's a start.
Hope the restoration goes OK - well done!

Comment by: AP on 9th March 2023 at 23:33

Mike Barton, Are you the same Mr Barton who was a manager at Levertons?

Comment by: Mike Barton on 10th March 2023 at 11:12


Sorry but I am not. I think you must be mixing me up with someone else

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