Heritage Open Days 2017

Thank you so much for all those who joined us over Heritage Open Days 2017.  Over 1,500 of you came to the Archive over the course of the 3 days, a new record! A big thank you to our wonderful volunteers who worked so hard over the weekend, we couldn’t have done it without you. A… Read more »

Open Morning in the Archive – September

Just a quick reminder that the Archive is open to the public free of charge Wednesday 6th September 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. Also the Archive and the site are open for tours… Read 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.

My View on Things

  Extracts by June Pearce a Mender and Burler at Sunny Bank Mills (between 1949-1959) The Mill The Facelift was a major undertaking, she was old but the need to stay beautiful is something we all can connect with. Yes, she was careworn after years of neglect, but when she was young life hadn’t been… Read more »

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 »




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