Year 8 History trip to Quarry Bank Mill

This term the Year 8 class have been learning about 19th century Britain and visited Quarry Bank Mill to learn about what life was like for people working at a cotton mill. The students were able to compare the mill owner’s life to the lives of the children that lived in the apprentice house.

The class also had a go at some of the jobs the children working in the mill would have had to do. Including ‘doffing’ which was when the workers had to remove the empty bobbins and replace them with new ones.

Above Jed is dressed as the mill owner, Samuel Greg, and Kieran is the mill manager counting the worker’s wages.

Above Miss Rowan, Bobbi and Jack are dressed as members of the wealthy Greg family.