George Rushton blue plaque in Blackburn

Vertical Steam Engine "Nellie" Built by George Rushton, Lodge Bank, Darwen. Installed at Sunnybank Mill, Darwen, April 1898. Last operated December 1972. Weight of fly wheel 3.5 tons Preserved March 1978

George Rushton (born 1880; date of death unknown) was an English footballer who played on the wing for Burslem Port Vale, Barrow, Brighton & Hove Albion, Hull City, Swindon Town, Brentford, and Goole Town at the start of the 20th century.

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