SLIDESHOW: Hundreds view Queen’s Mill’s museum plans

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Residents have been given the chance to take a look at the work being done to transform Castleford’s Queen’s Mill into a museum.

Hundreds of people turned out to see the latest plans and enjoy live music and entertainment at an open day on Saturday.

Picture by Allan McKenzie/YWNG - 13/09/2014 - Press - Queens Mill Open Day - Castleford, England - Tours take place at the mill.

Picture by Allan McKenzie/YWNG - 13/09/2014 - Press - Queens Mill Open Day - Castleford, England - Tours take place at the mill.

Castleford Heritage Trust hopes to turn the former Allinson’s Mill on Aire Street into a heritage, arts centre and museum.

Alison Drake, trust chairwoman, said: “The open days go from strength to strength and we had a lot more people turn up than at the last one.

“It was busy throughout the day and people were delighted with the work that was being done.”

Subject to funding, the trust hopes to open the mill up as a museum by 2017.

It will feature an arts centre and a cafe.

Volunteers have been busy sprucing up the mill in preparation for a visit by The Duke of Gloucester, the Queen’s cousin, today (Thursday).

Mrs Drake added: “People are really excited about the Duke’s visit.

“It’s been very hard work but it’s going to be a fantastic day.”

For more information on the plans and other events at Queen’s Mill, visit www.castlefordheritagetrust.co.uk