chapter  4
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The New Machines

The house built by Greg for himself and his family is next door to the mill. He had intended to continue to live in Manchester and run the mill with a manager but he had difficulty in finding a suitable man for the job-few men had either experience or training for factory management at this time. For a while he managed the mill himself and, when a manager was eventually found, Greg had become so interested in the business and in his work-people that he decided to live in Styal. All his family took part in building and running the new community. His sons entered the business and extended it; his daughters taught the boys and girls to read and write and the girls to sew; his wife saw to their health and welfare. As the business prospered, more children were employed. A

school was built and a schoolmaster paid to teach the children. Later, there was even a visiting singing master.