The industrial revolution changed Britain and those living in it. For those working in the magnificent but dangerous cotton mills, life was tough. There were loud machines, low pay and terrifying bosses!

Virtual Visit Details

Billy King grew up in inner city Manchester and, along with his brother Percy, began working at a local cotton mill at a young age.

With no parents to nag him, and money to be earnt, it sounded like a dream-come-true. Little did he know that the conditions in the mill were horrendous and would leave him with horrifying memories.

Billy will speak about:
- The Industrial Revolution, inducing factories and steam trains
- Daily life as a young mill worker
- The impressive, loud and dangerous machines
- His evil overlooker, Mr Cartwright

Victorian Cotton Mill Worker

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