“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth” Kahlil Gibran.
Every Monday for the rest of this year I will share with you two photo’s of my children that celebrate their childhood.
On Sunday we went to visit Quarry Bank Mill, if you know its history then you will know that lots of children worked there. There’s an exhibition on at the moment called Rights of the Child which tells the experiences of the many hundreds of children who worked at Quarry Bank. Although it’s difficult for Daisy to imagine having to work she was really interested in learning more about it. She listened to some audio of the children describing their experiences which did make her a little sad. As much as I want to protect my kids from the harsh realities of the world I think it’s important to learn about these things.
Jake looks amazed in this photo, I think he was enjoying being able to touch things at an exhibition. He got to have a go at carding some of the raw cotton too which he really enjoyed. A kind lady gave us a demonstration so Jake knew exactly what to do, carding separates the fibres of the cotton and this used to be done by hand. Jake loved seeing all the machinery in action at the mill especially the water wheel, he’s always really interested in how things work.
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