Links

Mills and Textiles

Cold Harbour Mill (working mill and museum)
www.coldharbourmill.org.uk

John Boyd Textiles (horsehair textile weavers)
www.johnboydtextiles.co.uk

Quarry Bank Mill (former cotton mill and estate)
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/quarry-bank-mill

National Wool Museum, Wales (mill museum)
www.museumwales.ac.uk/en/wool

Gathering the Jewels (Photographs of Welsh Woollen mills and factories)
education.gtj.org.uk/en/item10/29002

Whitchurch Silk Mill (working silk mill and museum)
www.whitchurchsilkmill.org.uk/mill/index.php

Verdunt Jute Works (former jute mill, Dundee)
www.rrsdiscovery.com/index.php?pageID=130&PHPSESSID=f095ecb4f3496940049cb5249966a9c8

The Mills Archive (online mills archive)
www.millsarchivetrust.org/index.php

Mills Open to Visitors
www.nationalmillsweekend.co.uk/index.htm

(Textile) museum links, local and national

Museum in the Park
www.museuminthepark.org.uk

Trowbridge Museum
www.trowbridgemuseum.co.uk

Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery
www.rammuseum.org.uk

Victoria and Albert Museum
www.vam.ac.uk/page/t/textiles

(V&A) Clothworkers’ Centre for the Study and Conservation of Textiles and Fashion
www.vam.ac.uk/page/c/clothworkers-centre

Related organisations, local and national

Stroud Preservation Trust (archives and Information)
www.stroudpreservationtrust.org.uk

Cotswold Canals Trust (restoring the Stroudwater Navigation and Thames & Severn Canal)
www.cotswoldcanals.com

Gloucestershire Society for Industrial Archaeology
www.gsia.org.uk/index.php

Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings
www.spab.org.uk

Association for Industrial Archaeology
www.industrial-archaeology.org

Industrial Archaeology Recordings (disused buildings, machines and surviving industries)
www.iarecordings.org

AHF – Architectural Heritage Fund
www.ahfund.org.uk

English Heritage
www.english-heritage.org.uk

National Trust
www.nationaltrust.org.uk

Standbrook Guides Ltd. (town guides and street maps)
www.standbrook-guides.com

Other (textile) societies and groups

Stroud International Textiles
www.stroudinternationaltextiles.org.uk

Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen (textiles and other crafts)
www.guildcrafts.org.uk/

The Campaign for Wool
http://www.campaignforwool.org

Pasold Research Fund (for textile history)
www.pasold.co.uk

Textile History (publishers of Pasold etc.)
www.maneypubluishing.com/journals

The Textile Society (also publishes a journal, TEXT)
www.textilesociety.org.uk

The Textile Institute
www.texi.org

The Clothworkers’ Company (a London Livery Company)
www.clothworkers.co.uk

The Worshipful Company of Dyers (a London Livery Company)
www.dyerscompany.co.uk

Society of Dyers and Colourists
www.sdc.org.uk

Seven Sisters Sheep Centre (private collection of 40+ breeds of sheep)
www.sheepcentre.co.uk/about_us.htm

Cotswold Woollen Weavers (Filkins. shop, museum, cafe)
www.cotswoldwoollenweavers.co.uk

Sue Blacker Wools (also fleece to fibre service)
www.blackeryarns.co.uk
www.thenaturalfibre.co.uk

Frome Textile Workshop (Weavers, Spinners & Dyers – meet twice weekly)
www.frometextileworkshop.com

Accommodation

Stay Southwest (comprehensive guide to accommodation in the region)
www.staysouthwest.com

 

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