"Do not go drinking with this man. You will end up somewhere you were not planning to go..."
My Dad was Head Carder at Peel Mills in the 1950s and early 60s. I went there about 2005 and there were still two of the original mills intact and I took lots of photographs of them. The area in front used to be a lovely field with a road down to the river. I visited the mills several times as a kid. The main thing I remember is the noise - everyone had to shout to converse. But there was nothing satanic about them - the workers were very happy and friendly.
Good to hear it, interestingly Robert Peel made his money from a part child labour force, but later in life was a driving force in working practice reforms, such as the 1819 Factory Act which outlawed the employment of children under the age of 9 working in the mills, the act also limited the working hours of the older children to 12 hours a day.