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Bressingham Steam Museum appeals for artefacts and photographs of manufacturing firm




A museum is appealing for photographs and artefacts associated with manufacturing firm E Youngs & Co of Diss.

E Youngs & Co produced various pieces of agricultural equipment including ploughs, stationary steam engines and threshing drums.

They worked out of Waveney Iron Works and Swootman Foundry in Diss from the late 1800’s until it was taken over in 1938.

E Youngs & Co plough. Picture by Bressingham Steam Museum.
E Youngs & Co plough. Picture by Bressingham Steam Museum.

Bressingham Steam Museum is looking to curate a comprehensive display to celebrate the firm’s part in the industrial revolution, with an exhibition on September 29.

This special event will bring together a collection of machinery and artefacts made by the firm.

The only remaining Youngs made portable steam engine was for many years on show at Bressingham Steam Museum but has recently been overhauled by local boiler inspector Jonathan Wheeler.

The museum will also be joined by some of the family and ancestors of Mr Elijah Youngs who was the company’s founder.

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Anyone with information should call 01379 686900 or email curator@bressingham.co.uk.



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