This former cotton mill at Quarry Bank demonstrates the scale of this vital operation which was a major component of Britain's Industrial activity and export market.
"The clatter of shuttle and rattle of looms
Shattered the peace of the weaving rooms
In Yorkshire and Lancashire’s high rolling hills,
Where masses of mill lasses chattered in mills
Tripping and clopping in crude wooden clogs
Under the fast-running drive-belts and cogs"