Queen St Mill

Last Saturday visited the most wonderful Queen st Mill, the only working steam powered mill left in the world.

The sound of the weaving shed with 308 authentic fully working Victorian Lancashire looms is incredible, how people withstood that. Pat told me her sister is deaf from working in the Horrockses shed as a girl. Watching the bobbins and the shuttles moving in the mechanics, the cogs, the pistons, the constant drive to make cotton until ‘cloth by the mile was coming out of the factory’. Regardless of health or safety, the workers called the air filled with cotton dust –  ‘dawn’.

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