23 Jun 2017
FAC 148 Styal water wheel bucket sponsorship 
FAC 148 Styal water wheel bucket sponsorship

Quarry Bank Mill
Styal
Museum of the Year 1984

Quarry Bank Mill Trust Ltd
Styal, Cheshire SK9 4LA

12th December 1985
Our Ref. FR2/DS/JA
Water Wheel Donations


A.H. Wilson Esq.
Managing Director
Factory Communication Ltd
86 Palatine Road
West Didsbury
Manchester 20

Dear Mr Wilson

Thank you for your cheque for sponsorship of a water wheel bucket. We will be delighted to inscribe the bucket FAC 148 in accordance with your wishes.

This very generous measure of support for our major restoration project is much appreciated by the Museum Trustees.

I hope that you will come and visit us in the near future to see the progress made so far; we will of course, be in touch with you when the bucket has been inscribed, so that you can see your bucket on the wheel.

Yours sincerely

David Sekers

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Original letter from Quarry Bank Mill to Tony Wilson in acknowledgement of receipt of an unknown sum of sponsorship money for a water wheel bucket at the museum.

FAC 148 was chosen because it was 1 of 48 water wheel buckets.

The final inscribed bucket may be seen below.

FAC 148 Styal water wheel bucket sponsorship

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