The guided tours explain the use of bobbins, the coppicing of wood, the techniques of manufacture and the terminology. If you don't know where the term "knocking off" comes from you will at the end of the visit.
The visit to this place really gives you an insight how the industry functioned from the mid 19th Century. The Park Manager, who guided us, was a real mine of knowledge!
We stopped off on our way home being English Heritage members. A tour was due to start a few minutes after we arrived. There were a total of 6 on the tour. The v knowledgeable guide took us through the history and the process for making bobbins of all shapes and size that supplied the cotton mills. He used the... 更多
Excellent Victorian bobbin mill. Didn't know what to expect but this place was amazing! Really nice activity sheet for the little one which was a lot of fun. The talk was incredible by Robert who obviously knew his stuff, very informative and wow - to see all the belts working and for him to make bobbins for the kids, just... 更多
Today, took the ferry across Windermere to Hawkshead and motored through our return route to the M6 South when we came across Stott Park Bobbin Mill which is looked after by English Heritage. A wonderful little corner where the mill is along with various outbuildings and the chimney still remains. It only closed in 1971, and used to produce millions... 更多
Just a short fifteen minutes walk from the Lakeside disembarking point. Its a really fascinating place to visit. A time capsule that preserves a way of working which we today would find hard to imagine. In the 19th century the mill was one of many making wood bobbins and spindles for the Lancashire and Yorkshire yarn mills, simply millions of... 更多
Having read about the mill we decided to take a look and it was made even more interesting by the tour given by a very keen guide who enlisted the help from a young lad in the group by telling him how much the boys earned and how long they had to work each week when they would have been... 更多
excellent visit and well informed and knowledgable guide made this a fascinating insight into lakeland industrial life. well worth a visit