Quarry Bank Mill

Quarry Bank Mill

Today, en route to Liverpool, we stopped into the Quarry Bank Mill. This is a mill that has been standing since the early Industrial Revolution. It specialized in textile production, and had facilities to turn cotton into thread and thread into cloth!

 

We toured the Mill, examining all the various machines. It was so awe-inspiring to see these machines in action. These machines were hundreds of years old and still worked well. As a Technology Studies Concentrator with a History Major, I was pretty much in paradise. These same machines represented so much major progress for the human race! They transformed the way thread and cloth were created and shaped Britain's history. Enjoy the few pictures and video below!

 

 

 

 

 

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4 thoughts on “Quarry Bank Mill

  1. Eric, glad you made it safely to Liverpool! Did you know that it is the 50th anniversary of the recording of “Love Me Do”? Maybe you can record your group singing it….Love YOU!

  2. How cool to be in Liverpool on the 50th anniversary of “the start of it all!!”

    From: Rollingstone.com:
    50 Years Ago Today: The Beatles Released Their Debut Single, ‘Love Me Do’
    — The surprise hit helped kick-start Beatlemania

    by Andy Greene
    October 5, 2012 6:00 AM ET

    Exactly 50 years ago today, on October 5th, 1962, a new single titled “Love Me Do” hit record stores all over England. It was the debut 45 by the Beatles – though, at the time, that name didn’t mean much to many English fans outside of Manchester and their native Liverpool.

    Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/50-years-ago-today-the-beatles-released-their-debut-single-love-me-do-20121005#ixzz28XJroDYV

    http://entertainment.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/10/05/14198416-love-me-do-at-50-five-fab-facts-about-the-beatles-first-single?lite

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