The Mill (Season 1)

28 Jul 2013TV Series (2013-2014)

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.

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Interesting Facts

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.

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  1. Lydia – Period Drama Hub

    The Mill is a very interesting and moving series. I have just finished watching it again and to my surprise it was like watching it for the first time. I believe this is due to having children and relating it back to them. Brilliant, a must watch.

    5.0 rating

    The Mill is a very interesting and moving series. I have just finished watching it again and to my surprise it was like watching it for the first time. I believe this is due to having children and relating it back to them. Brilliant, a must watch.

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