Securing the Mill

This week I’m handing over to Ally again, our Collections and Archive Officer who has chosen an interesting object to tell you all about… The earliest security systems The first civilisation to invent keys and locks is not known, but archaeology has shown that their history goes back several thousand years. Early models of mechanical…

Revolutionary Walking Tour – The ‘real’ Esther Price

This weekend saw the second of our fundraising village tours, this time led by Archive volunteer Ann-Marie, who I’m handing over to this week… “The tour was called ‘The ‘Real’ Esther Price Trail’ and the idea was to separate the truth from the fiction of ‘The Mill’, and use specific sites at Quarry Bank Mill…

“He has had very much less flatulence…”

The cataloguing of the archive has been delivering some really wonderful and often beautiful finds, such as the wedding photograph of Robert Alexander Greg that I shared with you a few weeks ago. Today, however, two of our Archive Volunteers, Pat and Christine, have found possibly the most humorous letter thus far. Pat and Christine have…

Revolutionary Walking Tours

Over the summer we have had lots of exciting events held in aid of the Quarry Bank Appeal, and as I mentioned in last week’s post there are quite a few more to look forward to. This week I’m handing over to Jane Speller our Archive and Collections Officer to tell you all about the…