The Mill (Season 1)
Powerful historical drama series, based on the lives of real people, telling the story of young 19th-century apprentices taking their lives into their own hands for the first time.
The first series introduces the life of the apprentices and the daily routines they faced at Quarry Bank Mill in Cheshire.
|Film Type||TV Series|
|Century||19th Century (1800s)|
|Period/Era||Georgian (1714-1837) Industrial Revolution (1760-1840s)|
|Historical figure||Esther Price (1820-1861) Hannah Greg (née Lightbody) (1766 – 1828) Samuel Greg (1758-1834)|
|Tags||Based on True Story/Events British Period Drama Cheshire Child apprentices Cotton Mill Cruelty England Historical Historical Fiction Industrial Mill Political Poverty Quarry Bank Mill (Built 1784) Workhouse Working Class|
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|This Period Drama is||Moving Powerful|
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I really enjoyed researching this title. I find the Industrial Revolution period of workhouse’s and cotton mills tragic but fascinating. Here are a couple of interesting facts about the series:
* The original Quarry Bank Mill which was built in 1784 was used in this series. It is recorded in the National Heritage List for England.
* Ester Price was a real person and here is a link about her life. National Trust
* Based on the extensive historical archive of Quarry Bank Mill in Cheshire and real people’s lives.