Week 17: 6 May 2019
As the interview film and recording dates get closer there are a few last minute tweaks and changes to the timetable and checks that everyone is happy with the plan. I have visited both schools and all four silk businesses this week to answer final questions and get everything confirmed. A couple of new leads came out of these conversations and one found me talking to a lovely lady of 85 who at 16 had moved into the Chestnuts, residential accommodation owned by one of the mills for female staff, where she lived with other mill workers whilst training as a weaver. Start filming next week, phew!