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Week 15: 22 April 2019

This week I have spent a whole day in one of the mills talking to their staff, all ages, all different lengths of service but all with an absolute passion for their work. I got to hear about the 6 foot tall man in a top hat and black clothes said to walk the mill after dark, seen by few but a story shared by many.  I was also shown a black and white photograph of mill staff taken in the early 1900’s that appears to show a top hat ‘suspended’ amongst the gathered staff, curious! 

Then back down to earth and a catch up with the Silk Festival 2019 coordinator to hear all their exciting plans for 7th September, a packed day of really great events to celebrate Sudbury silk.

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