The Silk Mill, Derby
This was the sight of England's first factory, built in 1717 on the banks of the River Derwent. The Mill itself was burnt down in 1910 and only the bell tower survived. It is this tower which is said to be haunted by a little boy who was kicked down the stairs by one of the overseers for not working hard enough. Children as young as seven were employed in the mill, working from 5am until 7pm. This little boy's cries can still be heard at the foot of the stairs by staff of what is now Derby's Industrial Museum. They often go into the tower thinking there is a lost child in there, but it is always empty and the lift is always going up and down by itself.