Robert Owen Improved Factory Mill Work Conditions

Robert Owen, Welsh socialist ran a testae mill factory based on humanitarian principles in New Lanark Mills near Manchester, England in 1799. Owen improved working conditions in the mill, upgraded the workers’ houses, ran a school for the children, operated a store with near-wholesale prices and the sale of alcohol.

      Robert Owen
      Manchester, England

Additional Information:

  • New Lanark – UNESCO World Heritage Centre
    English; French; Arabic; Chinese; Russian; Spanish; Japanese; Dutch … New Lanark is an exceptional example of a purpose-built 18th century mill village, set in …
  • Robert Owen – Wikipedia
    Encouraged by his management success in Manchester, Owen hoped to conduct the New Lanark mill on higher principles than purely commercial ones.
  • New Lanark – Wikipedia
    New Lanark is a village on the River Clyde, approximately 1.4 miles (2.2 kilometres) from Lanark, in Lanarkshire, and some 25 miles (40 km) southeast of Glasgow, Scotland. It was founded in 1786 by David Dale, who built cotton mills and housing for the mill workers.
  • Robert Owen – pioneer, visionary, New Lanark
    By the time he was 21 he was a mill manager in Manchester. … Meanwhile, in Scotland, New Lanark Cotton Spinning Mills were being … These booklets can be purchased from New Lanark’s Online Shop: For more …
  • Introducing Robert Owen – New Lanark Visitor Centre
    After a year or so, Owen applied for, and was appointed to the role of manager at Drinkwater’s Bank Top Mill in Manchester, where, yet to reach his twentieth …

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