DELAYED centenary celebrations will take place at Bancroft Mill, Barnoldswick on Sunday (April 3).

The event will commemorate the opening of the mill in March 1920, and its reopening as a museum in April 1982.

The engine will be started at 1pm by Geoffrey Shackleton, engineer and author; while there will be music from Mark Dowding and friends from the Lancashire Society.

Visitors are being encouraged to dress as if they were in the 1920s, and there will weaving demonstrations and raffles.

A spokesperson said the celebrations had been delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic.

"We will at last be celebrating the centenary of the mill, just two years late, but also paying tribute to all those who helped to get the museum established.

"It opened to the public for the first time on April 3, 1982, so though we are late for the centenary of the mill we will be spot-on for the fortieth anniversary of the museum.

"We expect that we will be joined by at least one of the original team who worked from 1979 onwards, to ensure that people can still admire the engine today."

Doors open at 11am. Admission: Adults £6, Concessions £5, Children £3 Family Ticket £15