Quarry Bank appeal
Quarry Bank was once part of one of the largest cotton spinning businesses in the UK. The mastermind behind it was Samuel Greg, and his wife, Hannah.
Together, they built a unique factory community that helped Britain drive the Industrial Revolution. Our aim is to reveal the full story of perhaps the world's premier early industrial community and tell the individual stories of the mill owners, workers and apprentices - before it's too late.
Without your donation, part of the fabric of our British heritage will never be truly revealed.
We need your help to raise £1.4 million to bring Quarry Bank back to life.
As Britain's last unaltered factory community, Quarry Bank provides a unique experience of life during the Industrial Revolution.
Help us to complete Quarry Bank for future generations
- Workers' Cottage - £263,435 is needed to open up the last un-renovated workers' cottage, capturing domestic life showing what it was like for the mill workers and their living conditions.
- Quarry Bank House - To open the Greg's family house we need £147,648 to showcase the rich archive materials which includes the culturally unique workers library.
- Upper Gardens - To restore the stunning curvilinear glasshouses to their former beauty, we need £539,803 to train apprentices in the skills needed to restore them and to once again produce food for the estate.
- Northern Woods - £70,000 is needed to recreate the grandeur of the Greg's Pleasure Gardens, and to restore the bridges and stunning viewpoints for everyone to enjoy again.