About Us

We are a Charitable Trust, run by volunteers. The Trust was established in 1999 by local people wanting to promote awareness of the woollen industry in the Stroud valleys and celebrate contemporary textiles.

STT Patron

About us

Our Patron, Dame Margaret Weston was a local girl who in 1955 achieved the status of Chartered Electrical Engineer at the age of 28. She went on to have an illustrious career becoming Director of the Science Museum, London and was instrumental in setting up the Railway Museum in York, and the Media Museum in Bradford.

She remains passionate about these institutions and we greatly value her support for our own organisation.

We have 6 trustees:


Jennifer Tann, Chairperson
Professor of Innovation Emerita; Historian of Gloucestershire woollen industry.
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Ian Mackintosh
Founder member, historian, lecturer and walker.
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Jane Ford
Founder member, embroiderer, stage designer & membership secretary.
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Tim Parry-Williams
Handweaver/Designer and Educator – Specialist in Japanese textile culture.
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Mick Orr
Mick Orr is a designer-craftsman and founder, with fellow design director Morag Bremner, of Bremner & Orr Design Consultants Ltd.
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Paul Butler
A professional planner and architectural heritage consultant.
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Company Secretary and Treasurer

Nick Brojer
A retired Chartered Accountant.
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Trustee Meetings in 2016

March 17th, May 19th, July 21st, September 15th
AGM: November 17th

Reports and Accounts


Chair’s report 2014 >

Accounts 2014 >

Chair’s report 2013 >

Accounts 2013 >

Registered Office: Chalford Grove, Marle Hill, Chalford, STROUD GL6 8PW
The Trust is a charitable company limited by guarantee.
Charity no: 1078398

Banner image: View of Wallbridge, Stroud c. 1790s © The Museum in the Park, Stroud.