Unlocking The Past



This door belongs to ‘The House of The Flying Wheel’, the former manufacturing centre for Samuel Morley’s textile empire based in Nottingham during the 1800’s.  This is one of Samuel Morley’s original and most prominent textile manufacturing plants. The 19th Century name given to the building was due to Morley’s innovative approach to technology.

In 1855, Samuel Morley inherited his fathers company I & R morley.  He proved himself to be a commercial genius, he was also a renowned social reformer and politician, he had an enduring gift for breaking barriers and developing unity across cities.  He gave large amounts of money to provide free education to the working classes and he believed in social equality.