Postcard of the Hebden Horse Level Water Wheel

Postcard of the Hebden Horse Level waterwheel from about 1900

This has been taken from a postcard postmarked 1905, and probably dates from soon after 1900, between 12 and 15 years after the mine closed. Points of interest are the flume for feeding the wheel at mid-height - this is thought to be the original water supply; the section of flume lying on the bank between the first and second arms of the wheel, which is a remnant of the overshot water supply; the gearing; and the smoke rising from the chimney of the smithy, showing that it was still active at this time. Click the photograph for a larger image.