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The history of Twerton tends to be eclipsed by the focus on Bath’s Georgian and Roman heritage.
 
This is a shame, as in Twerton a classic industrial revolution history unfolded around the old woollen mill.
 
The Twerton woollen mill featured many tragic and grim conditions including:
 
* The use of child labour
* Appalling working conditions
* Accidents and fatalities on the machines
* Breaches of the Factory Act
 
This history is brought alive in the teenage fiction: A Dark Past which is set in modern Twerton and Whiteway, but steps back into the past to revisit the old factory.
 
You can help memorialise our history by buying the paperback from Amazon for just £5. Click here.
 
 
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