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Quarry Bank Mill - geograph.org.uk - 1324600

The Victorians built huge factories powered by steam in cities like: Bradford, Leeds and Manchester. Most of the world's: iron, steel and cotton cloth was made in British factories.

Cotton mills were factories where cotton was spun into thread. In woollen mills, wool was spun in a similar way. Weaving machines turned this thread into textiles, such as cloth and carpets.