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Built in the late eighteenth century, the Quarry Bank is an important heritage site: an industrial community comprising of a cotton mill, owner’s house and purpose-built housing for mill workers. In 2015, the National Trust began a £9.4 million project to reinterpret Quarry Bank for future generations of visitors. Amongst other things, this talk will describe why stockings were an important part of this story, and why the past was not brown.

About the Lecturer

Hannah Barker was Historical Advisor for the project, using insights from her research to guide a large-scale reinterpretation to bring the experiences of residents and workers to life in new ways.

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