Saturday, 26 March 2011

Cromford Mill

A lovely day at Cromford Mill and Village.  We had a tour around the village before lunch, and then a tour around the mill grounds in the afternoon.  A great insight into the life and work of Sir Richard Arkwright and his son, Richard Arkwright.

  View towards first building-top floors lost in a fire after the cotton mills stopped working
 Iron Mine
Grade 2 listed pig sty

  North Street-top floors housed loom for father to work at home.  the streets wide enough so the shadow didn't hit top floor                                  

Original main road
 Main building as it would have looked
 Foundation of second factory-door ways to first inside toilets
Alarm clock-bell to summon workers

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