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Week 14: 15 April 2019

With nearly all the scheduling in place I start meeting up with the silk mill staff who have come forward for interviewing, it will be a challenge to fit them all in but what a lovely way to spend the days, hearing everyone’s stories about their work and the changes they have seen over the years in silk production.  I am also following up a story about pupils from Great Cornard Middle School and a gymnastics display in the late 70’s at the school summer fete.  One pupil's mother worked at Stephen Walters and provided offcuts of silk, the children were laid on the floor, drawn around and the shapes sewn together to make the costumes for the performance.  I hope we can find some photographs!

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