Quarry Bank appeal
One of the most exciting parts of the Quarry Bank Project is the restoration of the curvilinear Glasshouse in the Upper Garden.
We bought the tumbledown garden with its derelict 1820s Glasshouse a few years ago. We've tidied it up and made the Glasshouse safe, but it deserves to be restored to its former glory.
You can help by sponsoring a pane of glass for £50. As a sponsor you'll receive a certificate, and the names of donors giving £250 or more will be displayed. Sponsor as many panes as you like, as unique gifts, in memory of a special person or as a donation from your organisation, and become part of the Quarry Bank story.
We're thrilled that Channel 4 commissioned its first factually inspired drama based on Quarry Bank, called 'The Mill', which shows what life at the mill might have been like.
‘The Mill’ gives you a preview of why documenting the real life stories of the mill workers, that form part of the work in our £1.9 million appeal, is so important. We need your help to make sure the true Quarry Bank stories of the workers and the owners, are revealed and told.
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.