Quarry Bank Mill and Styal Estate, Cheshire (Accredited Museum)
This collection has 2,000 items online
Online records for this collection are currently in preparation. One of Britain's greatest industrial heritage sites showing how a complete working community lived. A diverse collection containing a unique archive of the business and the Greg family who ran the mill, their possessions and extraordinary machines and other items relating to the cotton industry, many in working order: a giant iron waterwheel, spinning machinery and weaving looms which transformed the cotton first into spun yarn and calico. Demonstrations of the working machinery, hand-spinning and weaving run daily.
Thomas Greg of Belfast (1718 – 1796) and Family
attributed to Strickland Lowry (Whitehaven 1737 - Worcester c.1785)
Quarry Bank, Cheshire (Accredited Museum)