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Festival Of Archaeology Talk: A History Of The East Midlands Knitting Industry

Festival of Archaeology talk: A History of the East Midlands Knitting Industry

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Wednesday 26 July was a busy day for Nottingham Industrial Museum as we held our 2017 Festival of Archaeology evening talk on the ‘History of Knitting Industry in the East Midlands’, presented by Colin, one of our fantastic volunteer guides.

Nearly 30 people come out in the pouring rain to hear about hundreds of years of innovation and development with tales of trial and error, before success and almost world domination!

We were very pleased that Ade Andrews aka Ezekial Bone could join us – after all, he does know a thing or two about all things lace and textiles from his fantastic City Centre tours. We look forward to working with him in the future.

Ade Andrews (aka Ezekial Bone), our volunteer speaker Colin, and Mayor of Gedling, Cllr Viv McCrossen

We also appreciated the support from Gedling Borough Mayor Cllr Viv McCrossen who, with her Consort, husband David, went above and beyond the call of duty by helping out with the refreshments. Such very lovely and down-to-earth civic dignitaries!

Finally, huge thanks to our volunteer Duty Supervisor Cate (we really couldn’t have got it organised without you) and our fantastic and engaging volunteer Colin who presented his illustrated talk. Very knowledgeable and entertaining!


The audience was fascinated by Colin’s well researched and illustrated talk

Please look out for upcoming talks on our Events page or onĀ Facebook.

If you have a subject you would like to give a talk on at Nottingham Industrial Museum, please contact us as we are always looking for new and interesting speakers – unfortunately, we are only able to cover nominal travelling expenses.

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