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Photos: Quarry Bank Mill

Quarry Bank Mill (also known as Styal Mill) in Styal, Cheshire, England, is one of the best preserved textile mills of the Industrial Revolution and is now a museum of the cotton industry. Built in 1784, the mill is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II listed building, and inspired the 2013 television series The Mill.

This was our second visit to Quarry Bank Mill – we first visited it in 2008.

Quarry Bank Mill is on the outskirts of Styal in Cheshire, to the south of Manchester Airport. The mill is on the bank of the River Bollin which provided water to power the waterwheels. It was connected by road to the Bridgewater Canal for transporting raw cotton from the port of Liverpool.

We also visited nearby Styal Village, where the cottages for mill workers were built and I managed to capture images of a playful squirrel.

 

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Photos: Yorkshire Wildlife Park in February

These 54 photos were taken just over a month ago at Yorkshire Wildlife Park. It was a cold, wintry day and most animals were inside or huddled up for warmth!

The polar bears felt at home, though…

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Photos: Nostell Priory in January

We had a free day recently, and an urge to get out of the house before returning to work for the Spring term. So, we found ourselves at the National Trust’s Nostell Priory once more.

I adore winter time for taking photos – particularly bright and clear days like the one we had on Sunday; there is nothing like an utterly cloudless sky to accentuate the starkness of the bare trees or reflect into a still, frozen lake.

 

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