|Behind me is the old school, now the café|
The museum really tries to convey the conditions of the workers. There are videos, a small cinema, displays and objects dug up from the site. Local children tell the stories of their forbears on film, how they were put to work at the age of eight, and the terrible conditions they endured. It was so hot, for example, that sweat ran out of their shoes.
|Replica wheel in original wheel bed|
The turbine has a generating capacity of 200kw and provides electricity to most of the neighbourhood!
|Small site, global impact!|
Apparently the river is quite something when it's in spate. It was already quite dramatic during our visit after raining overnight.
It was an exceptionally interesting visit; well done the National Trust for all the work they've done to make the museum as fascinating as possible.
They even provide picnic tables for those who bring their own food, which we did, and the rain held off while we ate it!