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Last in Series...... Quarry Bank Mill - The Buildings (2)

By PhilT2
The lead image shows why the mill was built here
Versons 1 to 5 show various aspects of the Mill
Version 6 and 7 show the Owners House built by the side of the Mill
Version 8 is the Apprentice House built on site. Quarry Bank Mill employed child apprentices, a system that continued until 1847. The last child to be indentured started work in 1841. The first children apprentices lived in lodgings in the neighbourhood then in 1790 Greg built the Apprentice House near the factory. Greg believed he could get the best out of his workers by treating them fairly. He hired a superintendent to attend to their care and morals and members of the Greg family and external tutors gave them lessons
Version 9 is a portrait of the man without whom this would not exist

Thanks for your interest, comments and awards on this series

Tags: Photo journalism National trust Quarry bank mill Cotton mill

Voters: BillRookery, Badgerfred, Saastad and 44 more


26 Jun 2019 6:07PM
Excellent set
26 Jun 2019 6:08PM
A fine set Phil, lead a slight favourite,
Saastad Plus
1 16 7 Norway
26 Jun 2019 6:09PM
Great set set Phil!!!

Arne Smile
26 Jun 2019 6:11PM
Beautiful set of shots great work Grin
26 Jun 2019 6:12PM
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
26 Jun 2019 7:13PM
A great history lesson complete with interesting images and illuminating text! Kudos!
26 Jun 2019 8:47PM
Excellent series very well taken and presented.

davyskid 3 2 Scotland
26 Jun 2019 9:21PM
Superb set Phil !!!!
pamelajean Plus
14 1.4k 2157 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2019 10:41PM
I've enjoyed the virtual tour, and thanks for the historical information to accompany it.
mac Plus
19 8 Scotland
26 Jun 2019 11:37PM
Great set. So this was not one of the dark Satanic Mills of the Industrial Revolution?
I donít think you realise until you see the length of the mill how large it actually is and how many workers it took to run it would seem the owner was a far seeing man who quite rightly treated is employees with fairness.
You can see from the portrait of him a thoughtfulness for his fellow human beings.

A lovely set of images beautifully photographed

Tooma Plus
4 2.1k 3 Scotland
27 Jun 2019 1:47AM
Yes, a fine piece of work, and commentary, Phil. Smile
27 Jun 2019 7:58AM
Stunning images, Phil.
Excellent photo journalism & great end to the series.
dales Plus
4 11 Australia
27 Jun 2019 11:08AM
Very impressive setup and history Phil , wonderful series

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