Belper North Mill,
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Belper North Mill
A Corner of the Hosiery Exhibit

The North Mill has a collection of cotton spinning machinery, original and replica, representing the whole history of spinning from the drip spindle to Crompton's mule. There is also an exceptionally fine collection of silk and cotton hosiery. This includes stockings made for King George III and Queen Victoria. There is also examples of the unique embroidery done by local women and called chevening. The photograph shows a corner of that exhibit. Framework and other machines that made the stockings and also the earlier industry of nail making are well shown. But, of course, the building itself is the great exhibit and the picture shows and aspect of it, the blue cast iron quatrefoil pillar.

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