Author’s sell-out talk on life at The Mill
LIBRARY visitors enjoyed meeting an author who spoke about his book which tells the story of mill children.
Author David Hanson discussed his book, The Children of the Mill, at Bollington Library.
The novel focuses on the lives of the young apprentices who used to work at Quarry Bank Mill in Styal through the 19th century.
It aims to create a picture of factory life during the industrial revolution and the working conditions for Victorian children.
It includes letters, diaries and mill records, to tell their stories.
The book coincides with the television series The Mill, which is about 19th century mill workers at Quarry Bank.
The author’s visit and book signing event sold out.
Alison Whitbread, senior library assistant, said: “It was very well attended, with all 30 tickets taken.
“There was an enthusiastic audience and people asked lots of questions.
“David spoke a little about how he became an author and his life in television.
“He then spoke about his book, the research he did for it and the tie-in to the television series.
“All feedback was very positive, with some saying he had inspired them to do research themselves.”
Refreshments were served at the library while David did some book signing.
Bollington Library runs weekly children’s Rhymetime sessions for under fives to enjoy stories and singing on Wednesday and Fridays, from 10am to 10.30am.
Call the library on 01625 378266.