In the 1830s, children as young as nine work 12-hour shifts in the mills, and the new class of mill-owning families prosper. But the so-called 'white slaves of England' are about to take their lives into their own hands for the first time as outsiders with new ideas enter their world.
The apprentices are led by Esther Price, a feisty Liverpudlian well documented in Quarry Bank's archives, who risks her own position to stand up for justice. The arrival of Daniel Bate - a progressive young engineer with a troubled past - proves a catalyst for change, and the political firebrand John Doherty seems to offer the workers the possibility of a better future.
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