Savile Row

Beau Brummell or George “Beau” Brummell as he was known was a Regency dandy and fashion leader. Famous for his elegant dress, his witty remarks and his friendship with George, Prince of Wales, the future George IV.  He is said to have revolutionised the way men dress in the 19th century.  Ever since his fashion influence Savile… Read more »

Archive – Open Morning June

Just a quick reminder that the Archive is open to the public free of charge Wednesday 7th June from 10am till midday. So if you are interested in textile, heritage or just curious to get up close and personal why not come along and find out more.

New Exhibition in the Archive

Why not come along to an exhibition called Acquisition and Loss by Lorna Jewitt in and about the Archive, one of our very talented and dedicated volunteers.  The exhibition is inspired and evolved around the Sunny Bank Mills Archive collection and fascinating interpretation.


Herringbone is a V-shaped zig zag pattern that is usually made from tweed/twill fabric. The herringbone pattern dates back to the Roman Empire, where it was used in road paving systems, and in the textiles and jewellery of ancient Egyptian elite. Its name quite literally derives from the bones of a herring fish, which it… Read more »




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