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Ebley, Cathedral of Cloth: Heritage Open Days – MILL TOURS/BOAT TRIPS/Selsley Church WALK & TOUR

Tours of the Mill will take place on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th September and there is a choice of timed slots. Please book your date and time now using the following link. Booking is essential, suitable for ages 8+.

In 2018 Ebley Mill celebrates the building of the Long Block at Ebley 200 years ago. Now it flourishes under the care of Stroud District Council but the story of the mill is much older and more varied. It reaches back to the early 1400s; it was owned by a fashionable man about town before Samuel Marling made it into the powerhouse of the Stroud Valleys. The finest cloth for Victorian gentlemen was made there, but also materials for 1960s dolly birds and racing car drivers.

Join Stroudwater Textile Trust for a tour of the mill and learn more about its varied history.

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SATURDAY 8TH SEPTEMBER 10.30 – 13.30

Chartists, Weavers and William Morris – A Heritage Open Weekend Walk

A performative social history walk themed around Stroud’s textile heritage; part of the ‘Cathedral of Cloth’ project, a special series of events to mark the bicentenary of Ebley Mill, Stroud.
The walk will begin at Ebley Mill and end at Selsley Church where there will be a guided tour before the option of being led back to Ebley Mill. Selsey Church was built under the patronage of Sir Samuel Marling, former owner of Ebley Mill and is famed for its Arts and Crafts designed interior, including stained glass windows by William Morris and Co. The mill and church are also linked by their architect G.F Bodley, who trained under Sir George Gilbert Scott.

GO TO THE LINK ABOVE AND SCROLL TO ‘MORE EVENTS FROM THIS ORGANISER’ and then book

Please note:
Part of the walk will be uphill and it is advised to wear appropriate footwear as some areas could be muddy. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be served at the church, donations are welcomed.

BOAT TRIPS

Take a short trip on the Cotswold Canals Trust’s boat Perseverance. SUNDAY ((9th September 14.00 – 16.00). FREE but get tickets from Ebley Mill Council Offices Reception – 1st come 1st served on the day!