Technical advice by Mike Clarke

With such wide experience, Mike can offer advice on many types of mechanical equipment and machinery. He can provide conservation and interpretation policies for historical industrial sites and objects. Millwrighting, canals and wooden boat construction are areas where he has particular expertise. The practicality and cost of restoration, as well as the historical integrity of machinery, can be evaluated and reported.

Mike on board the wooden Yorkshire keel Gwendoline at Rodley whilst co-ordinating its movement to The Boat Museum at Ellesmere Port.

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Restoration work experience

Engineer at Leeds Industrial Museum, 1973-1975,

Engineer at Helmshore Textile Museums (Lancashire), 1980-1986;

Work undertaken for Dorothea Restoration Engineers at Sarehole Mill, Eling Tide Mill, Bass Museum, Botley Mill, Black Country Museum and elsewhere;

Stabilisation of wooden fishing boat for Merseyside Maritime Museum;

Amongst other items, he has also worked on vintage cars and buses, steam locomotives, both road and rail, and many wooden and iron canal boats.

One of the displays created by Mike when he was working at the Helmshore Textile Museums.

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Mike Clarke, 8 Green Bank, BARNOLDSWICK, BB18 6HX
tel: +44 (0)1282 850430

last revised: 17 November 2016