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Waterfall Mill, Blackburn

Mill workers and machines - a detailed look at the Lancashire textile industry.

Amateur film 1950 12 mins Silent

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A well shot record of Lancashire's industrial heritage in its later years. Though the mill's name suggests peace and tranquility, the mill's interior is a hive of activity. Workers move along and between the machines, deftly ensuring their smooth running. Close up shots show the precision of the technology and the manual skills of the men and women employed to use and maintain it.