Voices of the Mill Workers

Hi, This week Helen our Collections and Archive Intern discovered some letters written by workers at Quarry Bank.  I could not wait to find out more, so over to Helen. Working in the archives, it can sometimes be easy to overlook the day to day experiences of the workers at the mill amongst the many…

A brief history of Quarry Bank

Over the past year I have been bringing you stories of Quarry Bank from the past and the present. However, I realise that I’ve never given you a linear account of the history of Quarry Bank, instead delving in and out of some of the more interesting spots in the property’s history – a highlight reel…

What makes Quarry Bank special?

Well 2013 is already well underway, but amidst all this slush and snow I can’t help but long for summer to arrive! My mind keeps being drawn back to last summer, and what a summer we had!  Sportsmen and royals, volunteers and paralympic heroes; the nation was buzzing.  If you were to ask what image summed up…