Learning About Cotton 3

Today we finished off the week on a more creative note. Whilst Rowan and Harvey caught up on yesterdays work, researching and writing about James Hargreaves and the Spinning Jenny and Richard Arkwright and the Water Frame, Lillian,Harry and Joe were each given a photograph of a different aspect of the mill to draw in... Continue Reading →

Learning About Cotton 2

Today the children continued their work on cotton. Harry and Lillian both had a worksheet to complete. They were researching people who were influential in the development of textile manufacturing. Lillian looked at Samuel Crompton and his invention, the Mule, for the mass production of yarn. Harry looked at John Kay and the invention of... Continue Reading →

Learning About Cotton 1

Last Friday we visited Quarry Bank Mill, just outside Manchester, where not only the children but we adults learned a thing or two. The mill is set in peaceful surroundings which gave no hint to what we found on entering the mill. Many of the machines have been restored to full working order and one... Continue Reading →

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