Near to the Lake District in Cumbria, this extensive working mill was begun in 1835 to produce the wooden bobbins vital to the Lancashire spinning and weaving industries.
The story of the Bobbin Mill has been brought to life with a brand new exhibition open from 29 March 2013. Visitors can also see the journey from tree to bobbin first hand during production on the original belt driven machinery. A hands-on family trail will help youngsters to imagine what it was like to work at the mill.
Although small compared to other mills, some 250 men and boys (some drafted in from workhouses) worked here over the years in often arduous conditions to produce a quarter of a million bobbins a week.
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Colton, Ulverston, Cumbria - LA12 8AX
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