The day started out rather damp, but we still had an interesting visit to Quarry Bank Mill.
We started off in the mill with our guide, who explained the process of carding and spinning the raw cotton to make cotton thread.
We tried on the latest fashions!
We saw some of the machines that were used in the mill and found out about the jobs that children our age would have done. Collecting the pieces of cotton off the floor was hard work.
In the Apprentice House we saw the conditions that the children lived in.
The school room was bare compared to our class.
Discipline was different too.
Two to a bed!
Most of use had a problem fitting in!
We then went back to the mill to see the weaving looms.