The finest picture of Devoted, tender and faithful attachment…

Around this time last year I found myself battling with what I called the “stickiest tape I have ever come across in my life” (and I stand by that statement), whilst installing our ‘Lady of Letters‘ exhibition, to complement the release of David Sekers’ book ‘A Lady of Cotton, Hannah Greg, Mistress of Quarry Bank…

Calling all followers…

One of the things I love about writing this blog is seeing all the places it has been viewed across the globe, by my last count, it has been viewed in 98 countries! What I would really love, is if all you lovely people who follow the blog and our news at Quarry Bank would…

Voices from the First World War – Heroes of Adventure

This weekend we were lucky enough to be visited by Margaret (Susan) Fowler, the daughter of Helen Greg who features in our new exhibition Heroes of Adventure. Margaret provided us with an invaluable oral history interview, as well as loaning us boxes of letters, postcards and photographs of the Greg siblings; Arthur, Bobby, Madge and…

Preview The Mill Series 2

Series 2 of The Mill is finally making its way to your television screens within the next month or so, but if you’re quick, you might be able to snap yourself up some tickets to preview Episode 1 before anyone else. On 10 July at 6.30pm, at the BFI in London, there will be a…

Introducing Heroes of Adventure

On Saturday, our brand new exhibition Heroes of Adventure opened. It explores the effects of the First World War on the Greg family, the workers and the Mill. It’s been a year in the making and an emotional experience for Ally and I, as we have become very attached to the individuals we researched. The…

The Joys of Steam

We have a brand new Heritage Intern, Jess, who has been working with our brilliant Power Volunteers for the past few months, and in doing so, has found a brand new passion… ‘If there is poetry to be found anywhere in a cotton mill it is in the engine-house you will find it.’ (Autobiography of…