Caught up with a bit of local history today with a tour of the Stott Park Bobbin Mill a working museum and learned how hundreds of mills in the Lakes in the 1800s produced bobbins for the cotton and wool industries. This mill opened in 1835 and survived until 1971 by diversifying. Perhaps thats why its the only surviving working bobbin mill in the country. It was so interesting I failed to take any photos until the tour had finshed . I'll have to go back, inside was a excellent demonstration of working conditions in the 1800s, The guide worked the machines and produced bobbins for us but not as quickly as the workers in the old days and she wore safety glasses.