|The Quarry Bank Mill|
|A demonstration of the early woman-powered looms|
|A dramatic increase in scale|
|From a single loom to hundreds powered by steam|
We ended the day with a surprise stop at the Old Trafford soccer pitch - home to the Manchester United team. Our group toured the stadium and got to see the inside of the changing room, the team pre-game waiting room and even got to sit in the cushy pitch-side manager's seats. If only we could have run around on the lovely green pitch itself...
|Learning a little stadium history|
|The changing room|
|Number 1 fan...|
|The boys trying out the benches|
|checking out the player's lounge|
|Super psyched Sam|
Our time in the Midlands coming to an end, we headed back to Shrewsbury for a quiet evening before venturing on to our primary home for the summer: Cambridge.