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October Meeting 2017
Saturday 21st October 2017, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
A History of Witney Blankets talk
with Keith Crawford
A talk on the processes, the history and the people of this famous local industry.
Keith Crawford is a descendant of the Early blanket-making family, and worked for the company from 1976 to 1990. He was also more recently involved in Witney’s historic Blanket Hall becoming a blanket heritage centre open to the public. In his talk, Keith will cover all the basic processes for fleece, spinning, weaving during the times from cottage to industrialised blanket making, as well as the history of Witney blankets and the Early family.
Plus Stash Sale.