The waterwheel on the side of the River Irwell at Mount Sion, Radcliffe was used to pump water from a leat up into a storage reservoir. What makes it interesting is that it used parts from a Boulton and Watt Beam, but instead of a boiler and steam, waterpower operates the pumps. it is thought that the parts were from an earlier pumping engine at the Black Cat Colliery about a mile away.
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Keywords:boulton and watt, bury, lancashire, mount sion, radcliffe, manchester, water wheel, water-power