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Illustrated Talk: A History of the East Midlands Knitting Industry – at Nottingham Industrial Museum

Wednesday, 26 July 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


To celebrate the 2017 Festival of Archaeology, Nottingham Industrial Museum is pleased to invite you to an illustrated talk by Colin Moss on ‘The History of the East Midlands Knitting Industry’.

Colin is one of Nottingham Industrial Museum’s fantastic Volunteer Guides and his talk will describe the history of the knitting industry from earliest times up to the present day. He will show how the East Midlands played a pivotal role in that industry and how today’s worldwide knitting industry has its foundations in technology developed in the East Midlands.

Colin will use as examples historic buildings in the East Midlands, some of the knitting machines in use and on show at various museums in the East Midlands together with some very modern machines in use in today’s East Midlands knitting industry. he will also describe the related social history of the “stockingers” who were the foundation of the knitting industry up until mid-Victorian times.

The duration of the talk is approximately 1 hr 20 min and the museum galleries will be available for you explore.

Tickets at £5 per person can be purchased via EventBrite and refreshments are included in your ticket price. Please note that this is a pre-booked ticketed event and no tickets will be available at the door due to limited numbers.

Did you know: Private weekday group tours of the museum and the exhibition are available to pre-book for specialist interest groups and local history societies – please email for more information.

Normal Wollaton Hall and Deer Park car parking charges apply.

Wheelchair and pram access throughout the museum (apart from the upper observation decks in the Steam Hall).


Wednesday, 26 July 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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