QUARRY BANK MILL - PAGE 1  - (29/08/04)

This is the first of two pages of photos from our visit to the National Trust's Quarry Bank Mill on Sunday 31st August 2004. Quarry Bank Mill is located in Styal, near Wilmslow in Cheshire. The weather was sunshine and heavy showers with a cool breeze in the air.

Quarry Bank Mill was originally founded in 1784 by textile merchant Samuel Greg. The River Bollin, as shown above was used to power the cotton spinning mill.
There are demonstrations throughout the mill illustrating the history behind the production of cloth. Today the mill still produces over 9,000 metres of cloth per year.
The mill is located in 384 acres of the Styal Estate, as well as the mill itself you can visit Styal Village where cottages were built for workers at Quarry Bank and the Apprentice House where children who once worked in the mill lived. There are good walks around here and through the nearby woods, to see photos from our visit in June 03 click here.
Centre photo above shows the iron waterwheel in action, its difficult to judge the scale from this photo of Britain's most powerful working waterwheel. To see page two from our visit click here.


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