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Spitalfields & the Huguenot Silk Weavers

Speaker - Sue Jackson

Welcomed at first with open arms and bringing luxury skills, the Huguenots’ fortunes fluctuated wildly.   This talk is about their early 18th century houses, how they were decorated and who lived in them.  We take a look at the fashionable patterned silk dresses and who designed and made them. Finally, how the trade died out, with some weavers literally dying in poverty at their looms. 

Door will be open at 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start.


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Earlier Event: January 4
Jambusters with Author Julie Summers