Scotland Photos by Hetty
30th May 2019 New Lanark website
A complete mill village was built on the River Clyde in the 18th-century to spin cotton. As well as 4 mill buildings and housing there was a school, shop and later a church. The owner was concerned about the welfare of his workers and provided education.
There are dams for the hydroelectric station
The mills used to spin cotton but now they demonstrate with wool
Some of the accommodation has been modernised and is still lived in, but some show what life used to be like. The tenements had a laundry room.
Families lived in a single room
By the 1930s families had 2 rooms
The village shop had fair prices
View from a rooftop