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Visit Chester & Cheshire regional tourist board.
Sunday, 8th December 2013
The Textile Triangle area is full of architectural gems from a bygone era, which still have many of their original features. Majestic mills, humble weavers cottages and grand houses.
Visit the mansion at Tatton Park and see the powerhouse that was the huge kitchens, giving you a contrasting view of domestic life in the 1800's. Learn about the working conditions during the 1930’s when the mills prospered, at the award winning Silk Museum: Paradise Mill with its 26 jacquard hand looms. Or step back in time, over 500 years and marvel at the delights of the picture book moated manor-house named Little Moreton Hall, with its Elizabethan long gallery, cobbled courtyard and Great Hall.
Waterpower was the wonder of the late 18th Century, and today you can see this technological breakthrough in action at Quarry Bank Mill & Styal Estate. Award-winning galleries are devoted to water and steam power, with hands-on displays and exhibits, an 1830s Beam Engine and a Horizontal Steam Engine which steam daily.
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Quarry Bank Mill is one of the best preserved textile mills of the industrial revolution and tells the story of mill workers, entrepreneurs and how the industrial revolution changed the world.
Step back in time at Paradise Mill. Experience a working day 'at Mill' with this award-winning museum.
Step back in time, over 500 years and marvel at the delights of Britain’s most famous timber-framed, moated Tudor manor house. Take in the delightful Knot Garden, together with traditional fruit trees of apple, pear, medlar and quince.
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