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Thrifty Thursday: Ross Aitken, Dawes Twineworks

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Hauser & Wirth Somerset.

Durslade Farm

Dropping Lane

Bruton

BA10 0NL

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Join Ross Aitken to hear about Dawes Twineworks, in West Cocker, Somerset. He will tell the story of how in 1830 twine was manufactured from flax grown here. The making of twine was a vital part of sail making, and thus this locally resourced and produced material would have sailed the world.

The Twine Works closed in 1968 but has recently been conserved and Heritage Lottery Funding has led to further developments. The twine making process is now set up for visitors to see, and Ross will bring its story to life and make you want to go and experience ‘the walk’!

This is a free event, however booking is required.

This event is part of Thrifty Thursdays – a series of free events running alongside the forthcoming exhibition ‘The Land We Live In – The Land We Left Behind’. Taking the exhibition as a starting point to explore themes relating to the rural, each week a different artist, writer, gardener, land-worker, academic or performer will join us. The bar will be open before the event from 5.45 pm until 6.30 pm.

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Hauser & Wirth Somerset.

Durslade Farm

Dropping Lane

Bruton

BA10 0NL

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