Burnley’s historical significance as the cotton weaving capital of the world in
the late nineteenth century was the starting point for this creative writing
shared memories of the mill town and found inspiration in a visit to the last operational
steam-powered weaving mill in the world at Queen Street Mill, where the
sound of more than three hundred Lancashire looms clattering in the weaving
shed brought home the extreme working conditions. A session with Lancashire Museum’s Hidden Histories unit revealed
personal stories of both the hardships and the community feeling of mill life.
produced poems, stories and drama which explore the cotton industry heritage
from different perspectives.
Tutor - Maureen Fenton