Pat Wilkinson arranged an outing to
Sir Richard Arkwright’s MASSON MILLS, followed by a visit to Carsington Water
Masson Mills Working Textile Museum
Masson Mills house a fascinating collection of authentic historic textile machinery dating from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. In 2010 the collection was described as “possibly the UK’s finest collection of working textile machines” and includes machinery originally from Masson Mills, along with a large collection of other items and artefacts from textile mills all over Britain.
Masson Mills Weaving Shed
Masson Mills Shopping Village really is a unique shopping experience with sixty different retail concepts set over five floors, all under one roof. – with designer clothes, jewellery, lingerie, golf, gifts, beer, whisky and food, ladies and men’s clothing from The Edinburgh Woollen Mill and much more. ‘City centre shopping without the city’ The shopping village adjoins Masson Mills Working Textile Museum.
Carsington Water was the last major reservoir to be built in the 20th Century. Set amongst beautiful scenery it is so accessible to so many and feels a little bit like a ‘day at the seaside’ with an infectious ‘feel good’ factor.