These resources are free of charge and designed to introduce Cromford Mills to your pupils in an immersive, visual way. They can also be used as pre-visit activities.
Watch our videos to meet our mill workers Mrs Froggott and Mrs Henstock, and find out about their lives in eighteenth-century Cromford. Then use the craft resources and the source packs at the bottom of the page to learn more about textiles and the history of the site.
Meet the Mill Workers: Life at Cromford Mills https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1tSdedwmeE
You can watch Meet the Mill Workers: Life in Cromford Village here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwfMTBwdMDE
These source packs are designed for young historians to explore the past through sources relating to Cromford Mills, its workers, and its owner, Sir Richard Arkwright.
Use as standalone activities, or combine with a visit to the mill to fully immerse your students in the Industrial Revolution.
Click on Create and Learn to find our full range of mill-themed learning activities to do from home or school.
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