A Tale of Two Towers

Slaters Mill Twin Towers

The tower with the bell is at the top of Slaters Mill. It told the workers when to begin and end work. The story we heard is that the workers noticed the bell would be rung a bit early to start work and a bit late to end, thereby extracting an extra 15-30 minutes of work with no additional pay. So the workers took up a collection to build the second tower across the river and topped it with a clock thereby helping to keep the mill owners a bit more honest.


7 thoughts on “A Tale of Two Towers

  1. Alexandra

    It is a very beautiful shot, there is some nice harmony in the way you captured it… The story of the two towers was very interesting to read πŸ™‚


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