The Trust replies heavily on the input given by both its volunteers and its business sponsors. As a show of the gratitude we feel towards the local and not so local businesses who give their time and resources to help us continue to deliver our projects we dedicate this page.
Academy Divers of Sowerby Bridge who have made an initial inspection of the stone sill which will provide a bed for the stop logs to sit on. Once the remaining silt has been cleared the divers will place the stop logs into two grooves in the wheel head race to form a temporary dam enabling preservation work to take place on the water wheel.
Al - Murad on Aire Street have donated tiles and accessories for the community kitchen and Al Murad on Wesley Street have contributed the masonry paint for the gallery room, stairways and the heart of the mill area.
F & S Carpets When we were fitting out the disabled toilet with all the correct needs our call to local businesses extended to F & S Carpets in Sagar Street.
Disabled toilets need a specialist floor covering so Frank of F & S Carpets kindly donated the floor covering free of charge and put us in touch with a specialist fitter.
Hewden Plant Hire in Castleford for providing a crane and crew to clean the gutters around the mill.
The gutters at the back of the mill are directly above the River Aire and access by conventional methods would be hazardous.
A slideshow of pictures taken by Peter Dickinson and John Parker can be seen by clicking this link.
JP Plant Hire at South Milford for providing machinery free of charge for work on the Waterwheel project and the Mill development projects. Most recently on loan from them for a month was the Concrete Breaker which was used by Andrew and the volunteers to cut the concrete to uncover the cog wheels beside the waterwheel and get to the axle, which is vital part of restoring the workings of the wheel.
Oxbow Fork Lift Trucks of Castleford for the loan of a forklift truck to enable us to unload and store the stop logs which will form a temporary dam in front of the water wheel. The stop logs which weigh over one tonne each are made of Douglas Fir and were paid for by a Special Award from The Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 who are funding this part of the wheel project.
PS Welding of Knottingley for fabricating a bespoke piece of angled steel which is necessary for securing the stop logs to the island side rebate of the mill head race. The piece was made by Dave Sharp whose father worked at Queen's Mill, Dave told us he used to come to the mill when he was a boy and see the wheel turning and driving the stones.
R & S Design of Carr Wood Road Glasshoughton also came to the rescue when we were fitting out our disabled toilet.
Rachael and Simon kindly donated a full spec. disabled toilet suite. Their help and good will is much appreciated by all at Castleford Heritage Trust.
Travis Perkins in Pontefract also came to the rescue when we were building our new amenity block.
They donated paint and decorating materials.
Wilko in Castleford were generous when we were building our new amenity block.
They gave us a £20 voucher as part of their Helping Hands scheme.
Yorkshire Pallets off Wheldon Road have donated and delivered a large amount of second hand timber which we can recycle on numerous projects in Queen's Mill.