DCS Visits the Anson Engine Museum, Cheshire

The Diecasting Society visited Anson Engine Museum on 26th September. Hidden away off, the beaten track in the small Cheshire town of Poynton, the museum is situated on the site of the old Anson Colliery which was owned by the 4th Lord Vernon. The collieries closed in the 1930’s. The land was bought for a museum to be created.
The museum is the result of years of work by Les Cawley and Geoff Challinor who began collecting and showingstationary engines for a hobby.
When the number and size of engines they collected increased, they decided to start the museum. A charitable trust was formed and work began on the first building in 1986.

Our visit to the Anson Engine Museum