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Torrs Hydro, New Mills

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Torrs Hydro is a co-operative. It raised more than £125,000 through a share issue to build, own and operate a 63KW Reverse archemedean screw called Archie. It is on the River Goyt in the Torrs in New Mills, High Peak Derbushire
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  • Set just off the main road in New Mills, this former wreck has come back to beauty with panache. It can form part of a lovely walk or just be home to a picnic. It's definitely worth a quick visit if y...  more »
  • As far as I can see the whole idea of generating electricity from a water powered Archemdes Screw was a failure from the start! It has cost thousands of pounds with shareholder's expecting to get a re...  more »
  • One of the more modern but equally fascinating aspects of the Torrs Riverside Park in New Mills. Just a short well signposted walk from New Mills Central rail station. The Hydro seemed to be generatin...  more »