Fifty years of inactivity have taken their toll on the fabric of the wheel at Lothersdale and its watercourses.
The present owners of the mill intend to rectify these matters and restore the wheel to working condition.
It would be a crime to allow such an important artefact to fall into ruin.
Restoration work on Lothersdale Mill and its waterwheel is largely funded by the dontations of those visitors who share this view.
The first priority is to repair the weaving shed roof. With the roof repaired the mill can start to generate enough income to keep on top of essential repairs.
There are four bays in the weaving shed, each bay requires funds of £12,000 to replace the original roof, built in the 1860s.
If 6000 people donate only £2 each, work can commence and a bay of the weaving shed roof can be fixed.
Any amount, large or small, is gratefully received and will be put to good use.
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