Did you know that Whitchurch children were apprentices at Quarry Bank Mill ?

A  fact-based drama on 19th century life at Quarry Bank Mill has just started on Channel 4.

Our current “All Our Stories” heritage lottery project has uncovered information at Manchester Archives & Local Studies about three Whitchurch children who were employed as apprentices by the Greg family.

1789         Elizabeth Jones of Whitchurch, Salop – for four years at 9d per week the first year, 1/- the last three years, and food, lodging and clothing

1790         Robt. Venables of Whitchurch, Salop. – for four years at 1d per week and food, lodging and clothing. At the end of the term he is to belong to Whitchurch.

1792         Geo. Venables of Whitchurch, Salop. – for three years at 1/- per week and food and lodging.

I wonder what sort of experience they had ?