Monday, February 27, 2012

Otterspool Weir

The weir at Otterspool dates back to the time of water powered cotton mills. It was built by Jessie Howard of Stockport to run a new mill but was never completed. Nearly 200 year after work on the leet ceased this valuable source of water power is to be used to turn two Archimedean Screws which will produce electricity for the National Grid.

Work began last year and is progressing well.