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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 31 October 2014
I bought this book after watching a programme about Quarry Bank Mill with Tony Robinson. The book is based on the diaries of Hannah Greg who was married to the mill owner Samuel Greg. It is a fascinating insight into the life of Hannah who did much to help the poor as well as help her husband run the mill which was a very successful business and raise her family. The period of the last decade of the 1700's and first decade of the 1800's and the anxieties and fears were not so different from present day. Napoleon was a big concern then. The new technology of water and steam power was putting many hand loom workers out of a job which could mean homelessness and even starvation. Hannah wanted reform and a better government, she despised the Tories even then. If you like social history and the story of a remarkable woman of conviction to better the lot of the poor (she funded soup kitchens and provided schooling for the young mill apprentices mostly from her own money) then you will enjoy this informative book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 23 March 2014
A fine, substantial history of an unusual woman, Hannah Greg who, near the end of the Age of Enlightenment, becomes an important player in the cotton industry. You should read this book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 19 December 2013
This was bought for my wife, who has already read and enjoyed it, after watching the tv series. she would recommend this as a good read for anyone.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 4 September 2013
I found this interesting an illuminating. having visited Quarry Bank Mill in 1961 certainly added to the enjoyment. I really must go back one day - or several days as I understand there is now much more to see.
The gentleman who met us showed us an actual Apprenticeship document which had a hand-made pin in the corner; the wire had been coiled round at the top to make the pinhead, astounding workmanship and just one of several memories of the visit.
Hannah's story really adds to my visit and the memories of this wonderful site.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 2 April 2014
I bought this for my Mother-in-Law and she loved it. She had a family member in the Mill so thought she'd find it interesting.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 22 September 2014
I decided to read this book after watching the Tony Robinson 'Real Mill' episodes on TV. I was somewhat disappointed that there is very little detail about Hannah's interaction with the children of the mill and most of the book seems to concentrate on her religious beliefs and visitors to Quarrybank.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 12 September 2013
Loved visiting Quarry Bank, and reading the book after being there, made it more enjoyable, Everything connected to Quarry Bank is interesting, when visiting the Mill and Apprentice house you get to feel very close to the people who lived and worked there.
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on 7 December 2014
After having visiting Quarry Bank Mill, I wanted to know more about this great woman. She was certainly a inspiration to many others and born ahead of her time.
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on 16 January 2015
This is an enthralling book which highlights the importance of the National Trust work at Styal and brings the history of Styal vividly to life.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 27 August 2013
A Lady of Cotton: Hannah Greg, Mistress of Quarry Bank Mill
David Sekers.
Still reading this book. Bought this after visiting Quarry Mill and previous to the tv adaptation.
Enjoying it.
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