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Family and Business During the Industrial Revolution

19 October 2019

My latest book, Family and Business During the Industrial Revolution is now available for free on Open Access: http://www.oapen.org/search?identifier=1001049;keyword=family%20and%20business...

Historical Guide to the Apprentice House, Quarry Bank

19 October 2019

 Hannah Barker, University of Manchester (2017) The Apprentice system at Quarry Bank The Apprentice House was built to house the Mill’s indentured child workers, known as...

Historical Guide to Styal Village and 13 Oak Cottages, Quarry Bank

19 October 2019

Hannah Barker, University of Manchester (2017) Housing the workers Though Styal is only 11 miles from Manchester, transport was so slow in the late 1700s that it would have been considered...

Clothing the child workers: what did the Quarry Bank apprentices wear?

5 September 2016

Last year, in a post titled Apprentices and their boxes, I wrote about plans to give visitors to Quarry Bank a better understanding of what it was like to be a child worker living in...