Masson Mill was the second mill built by the pioneer of the factory system, Richard Arkwright. Unlike the original mill down the road this one remained spinning cotton from 1783 until 1991, the oldest continuously working mill in the world. Time your visit to include the weaving demonstrations at 11.00 (12.00 Sunday) and 14.00. Old looms are then put through their paces by a guide who explains the work of spinning and weaving. The items on display are not otherwise interpreted unless you have a smartphone able to scan QR codes. Entry is only £3. I was fascinated and very glad I went. Afterwards you can go shopping or have something to eat as the rest of the mill is basically a department store, if you like that sort of thing!
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