Future of Queen Street and Helmshore Textile mills thrown into fresh doubt

Many people are following this story which has just taken an unfortunate turn. The future of Queen Street Mill, Burnley and Helmshore Textile Mills, Rossendale is again under threat, after Lancashire County Council suddenly and unexpectedly shut them down last year. English Heritage, seen by many as the museums’ saviour,  has now pulled out of taking them over because the scale and risk of the two projects are too great for the new fledgling charity. It is shocking that the future of such world class heritage destinations could be passed around in this chaotic way.

Here are two newspaper reports…