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Hebden Trial Level - The Story of a Yorkshire Dales Lead Mine

Postcard of the Water Wheel Taken About 1900

Postcard of the waterwheel from about 1900

This has been taken from a postcard postmarked 1905, and probably dates from soon after 1900, between 12 and 15 years after the mine closed. Points of interest are the flume for feeding the wheel at mid-height - this is thought to be the original water supply; the section of flume lying on the bank between the first and second arms of the wheel, which is a remnant of the overshot water supply; the gearing; and the smoke rising from the chimney of the smithy, showing that it was still active at this time.