In the Lake District in Cumbria, this extensive working mill produced literally millions of wooden bobbins vital to the Lancashire spinning and weaving industries.
The story of the Bobbin Mill is brought to life with a brand new exhibition. 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 helps visitors 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.
Powering Stott Park Bobbin Mill
Tue 29 Apr
Join our experts at Stott Park Bobbin Mill for a look at the working behind the Mill. See the water turbine in action and walk up to see the water courses that would have generated the power for the Mill.
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Colton, Ulverston, Cumbria - LA12 8AX
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