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Textiles in East Anglia – An exploration of the history of textiles in our...
Tue 2 May 2017, 10:30 – 12:00 BST
This talk from John Miners will cover the wool trade and the introduction of silk weaving, with special reference to Samuel Courtauld & Company, up to the present-day weaving of silk in Sudbury. John is a textile consultant, with expertise in historic techniques of fabric production. He has been involved in the sourcing and supply of historic fabrics for many restoration projects including for the National Trust, English Heritage, and Historic Royal Palaces. He is also Chair of Halstead and District Local History Society.
Essex History Group talks have become so popular in recent months that we ar trialling running all talks twice. A repeat of this talk will take place on Tuesday 9 May, 10.30am-12.00noon. Please book for only one of the dates.
Advance booking essential. Reserve your place here for free.
Admission is £3 on the door (includes tea or coffee and biscuits)
The Essex History Group meets at the Essex Record Office for talks on a variety of historical subjects. There is no formal membership, and all are welcome.
Talks start at 10.30, and there is time before and afterwards for refreshments and socialising. Talks take place in the ERO lecture theatre which is accessible to people in wheelchairs and is fitted with an induction loop.