Quarry Bank Mill

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In this assessment I will discuss why Quarry Bank Mill was so successful. I will be explaining this by looking into four different aspects that influenced its success; Samuel Greg, New Inventions, Story of Cotton, and Coal, Iron and Steam. Within these factors, I will also be explaining the links between them. In doing so, I will be able to find which factor I think was the most significant and explain my answer. Quarry Bank Mill was one of the first generation of water-powered cotton spinning mills. Samuel Greg: One of the reasons why Quarry Bank Mill was so successful was because of a man named Samuel Greg, who owned Quarry Bank Mill. He was very good at finding ways of making money. Quarry Bank Mill was one of his and his family’s most successful enterprises. Quarry Bank Mill was first established by a young textile merchant, named Samuel Greg in 1784, and soon it developed into a flourishing industrial settlement. He was born in 1758 and he came from a very wealthy family. He was adopted by his uncle, Robert Hyde who lived in Manchester. Robert Hyde was a successful cloth merchant. In 1780, Robert Hyde asked his nephew, Samuel, into partnership and promised him that he would inherit the business. This is indeed what happened in 1782, when Robert Hyde had died. In 1784, Samuel Greg began to build Quarry Bank Mill. Mills and factories in the 1780’s had dreadful living conditions for the workers. However, Quarry Bank Mill was different and that’s another reason for its success. Samuel Greg cared about how his workers were treated. He built homes for them and built an apprentice house and school for the children who worked in his factory. Not only did he build places for his workers to live, but he provided education and medical care for the children, after their working hours. Greg spent much money developing the
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