Restored fighter plane engine to be displayed at Bancroft Mill Engine Museum, Barnoldswick (From Craven Herald)
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Restored fighter plane engine to be displayed at Bancroft Mill Engine Museum, Barnoldswick
9:00am Friday 16th August 2013 in News
A Welland engine – used to power a Gloster Meteor fighter plane during the Second World War – will return to its birthplace this weekend.
The engine, one of 167 made at Rolls Royce’s Barnoldswick factory, has been restored by Terry Jones at his home in Carlisle.
And it will be on display on its purpose-built trailer outside Rolls Royce Leisure Centre on Saturday from early afternoon and at Bancroft Mill Engine Museum on Sunday from 11am.
On both days, Terry will be available to answer questions while a video will be shown of the first run of the engine after its rebuild. Unfortunately, due to the proximity of houses and insurance issues, the engine cannot be started at either location.
Its visit will coincide with a vintage car event at Rolls Royce and a steaming day at Bancroft, where the mill engine will run as normal and will illustrate the vast strides made in the field of motive power over the 23 years between the manufacturing dates of the two machines.
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