What a great day we had at the Helmshore Textile Museum!  We learnt about the process of spinning from before the industrial revolution and how it changed with the introduction of increased mechanisation.  The children experienced the noise and heat of the spinning shed - the machines were deafening and very dangerous.  We also learnt about the sort of objects that would have been used in a Victorian household and how hard it was to do every day chores such as washing and ironing.  One of our top visits!