Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Visit to New Lanark

A couple of weeks ago my sister and I went with Mum to New Lanark Mills Hotel for a couple of nights. It is a really lovely hotel and great food. We went round the Heritage Centre and it was fascinating to see and to learn about how Robert Owen's ideas were so radical and different for his time and to see how much he tried to change things for the better for his employees in the mills.

He even opened a school for the children.

On top of one of the mills they have opened up a roof garden - it is really lovely. A bit drizzly the day we were there though!

Of course no visit to New Lanark is complete without a visit to the shop to look at the wool, which is still spun in the Mills.

Then of course we just had to buy some!

I bought some lovely green aran wool, some lighter green double knitting for a hat, scarf and fingerless mittens.


Maria Ontiveros said...

Great photo at the end. So glad you have your mum around!

Flapsi Hapsi said...

Well at least I've started knitting mine up!!!

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