Image: Colourful bobbins. Courtesy of Whitchurch Silk Mill.
Whitchurch Silk Mill is the oldest silk mill in the UK, built in 1813 on land owned by the Dean and Chapter of Winchester Cathedral. Its famous mill clock has been keeping time for over 200 years, watching over the preservation of traditional heritage silk weaving skills.
In its time, Whitchurch has woven the 22 colours of silk lining for Burberry’s famous raincoats, as well as the colours for Ede & Ravenscroft’s legal and academic gowns...
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