Our day at the mill started with learning about the industrialisation of the fashion industry which sites like Stott Park Bobbin Mill were part of, the mill helped to supply the millions of Bobbins that were used by the Lancashire textile industry from 1835 onwards.
We all got the chance to tour the Mill, learn more about working there, and the role it played in the industrial revolution. Stott Park is the ONLY working Bobbin Mill left in the Lake District and we were lucky enough to see the historic machines in operation.
We also walked to High Dam, the body of water which powered Stott Park Bobbin Mill until it switched over to electricity in 1941. On our walk, we completed a series of challenges such as taking a selfie with the tallest tree, finding the brightest leaf, and gathering foliage and natural objects, as well as looking for evidence of how industry had shaped the landscape around the mill.