Year 4 - Quarry Bank Mill in Styal
Team 4 dressed up as Victorians and stepped back in time to travel to Quarry Bank Mill in Styal. They experienced a fascinating glimpse of local life 150 years ago.
After a strict lesson in a Victorian classroom, they moved onto the dormitories where they had to make the beds and empty a chamber pot just like the workers would have done! Next was the medical room and its grisly treatments. Fortunately, they were jars of leeches on hand if any of the children were feeling under the weather.
Later, the children were set to work in the mill picking cotton from the floors, sweeping and 'piecing.'
They heard all about the gruesome accidents which were common in the mills, but luckily they emerged unscathed and were ready to head back to 21st Century after experiencing the life of a cotton mill worker.