Skip to 0 minutes and 16 seconds Hello. I’m Dr Michael Sanders from the University of Manchester and I’m working with Professor Kirstie Blair on this course which is about working lives in textile mills in the nineteenth century. I’m Professor Kirstie Blair of the University of Strathclyde and we’re here at Quarry Bank Mill in Styal, Cheshire a National Trust property and one of Britain’s most important surviving properties from Britain’s industrial revolution. This is one of four properties that we’re going to be working with through this course. We’ll also be visiting New Lanark World Heritage site, Stanley Mills in Perthshire owned by Historic Scotland and Verdant Works in Dundee, run by the Dundee Heritage Trust.
Skip to 0 minutes and 59 seconds And we’ll be offering you an experiential rather than technical history of the industrial revolution, by which I mean that we’re more concerned with exploring the lives of the people that actually worked in the mill such as these mill girls that you can see in the photograph I’m holding, rather than an account of the machine and the development of those machines.