Quarry Bank Mill

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Quarry Bank Rd, Styal, Wilmslow, SK9 4LA Directions

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One of Britain's greatest industrial heritage sites, set in picturesque gardens and countryside.

One of Britain's greatest industrial heritage sites, set in picturesque gardens and countryside


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Cotton Mill Museum

National Trust



Husband and I have a NT card that was gifted to us last year, we have seen quite a few in the Midlands but as our daughter lives in Manchester we thought we would pay a visit. What a wonderful place indeed, shame the workers had to work so hard and not enjoy the wonderful countryside around them. The apprentice house was especially good made even better by our guide Iona, what a treasure you have there, she not only gave us a good talk she knew her facts and the children in the party we were in listened to every word she said. Well done Iona enjoyed every minute we were in your company, watch out we may be back
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Built on the slave trade

We had the national trust card so visited the quarry mill twice but on our second visit we walked into the cotton mill factory. There was a large photo there of a family and the volunteer explained who they were, Samuel Greg and family. He also explained that the Samuel Greg owned slaves who picked the cotton which they used. There is no notice or information on the website stating this, I wish I was made aware of this prior to visiting, I immediately left the cotton mill, there is no notice of apology or recognition for the slaves, maybe a small area dedicated to the slaves as if it wasn’t for them there wouldn’t be a cotton mill. The volunteer even went on to say that some of the slaves had a better life being enslaved. I personally was disgusted and shocked. Samuel Greg’s thoughts on slavery “ it’s a fact of life” whilst his wife kept silent but reaped the rewards. There should be a sign at the entrance regarding the involvement of slave trade.
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