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Mill Open Days 2018.


Mill Open Days 2018. There’s something different to see at each of the three sites. During the summer you can visit Gigg and Dunkirk on the same day, see dates and…

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Volunteer now for our 2018 season!


Why volunteer with Stroudwater Textile Trust? Volunteering benefits both the community and you! By volunteering you will not only make a real difference to our work – we are all…

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Visit us in 2018


Our Mill opening times will be updated on our website next spring so check the dates to plan when you are going to visit us in 2018. Look out for…

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Gigg on Film


Student film makers from the University of Gloucestershire have been at Gigg Mill to record the sights and sounds for a documentary about the heritage of the area.

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Special Openings


As well as our usual Mill Openings , every year we take part in National Mills Open Weekend organised by SPAB ( Society for the Preservation of Ancient Buildings ).…

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Lates News

Mill Open Days 2018.


Mill Open Days 2018. There’s something different to see at each of the three sites. During the summer you can visit Gigg and Dunkirk on the same day, see dates and…

Read more >

Volunteer now for our 2018 season!


Why volunteer with Stroudwater Textile Trust? Volunteering benefits both the community and you! By volunteering you will not only make a real difference to our work – we are all…

Read more >

Visit us in 2018


Our Mill opening times will be updated on our website next spring so check the dates to plan when you are going to visit us in 2018. Look out for…

Read more >

Gigg on Film


Student film makers from the University of Gloucestershire have been at Gigg Mill to record the sights and sounds for a documentary about the heritage of the area.

Read more >

Special Openings


As well as our usual Mill Openings , every year we take part in National Mills Open Weekend organised by SPAB ( Society for the Preservation of Ancient Buildings ).…

Read more >

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.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cathedral-of-cloth-the-life-and-times-of-ebley-mill-tickets-45622883272

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!

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