Macclesfield silk heritage

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The Project , Macclesfield
Statementeditor: Mary Hampson ; designer: Maria Murtagh.
ContributionsHampson, Mary.
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(A4 FULL COLOUR BOOK) Macclesfield Silk Pictures recounts the history of Macclesfield’s heritage silk industry and the stories that lie behind each woven or printed silk picture. These highly collectible scenes depict Cheshire landmarks, significant events, stately homes, local schools, characterful rural life and historic inns/5(2).

Macclesfield Silk Pictures recounts the history of Macclesfield’s heritage silk industry and the stories that lie behind each woven or printed silk picture. These highly collectible scenes depict Cheshire landmarks, significant events, stately homes, local 5/5(1).

Macclesfield Museums What’s On Guide – Craft workshops, the latest cinema releases, classical music performances, history talks, presentations and exhibitions.

Activities taking place at The Silk Museum, The Old Sunday School and West Park Museum. Coronavirus (Covid) Update Silk Heritage Trust: Building Closure Caring for the health and wellbeing of.

Immerse yourself in local history by visiting our unparalleled collection of silk heritage at the Silk Museum on Park Lane. The Museum is also home to Marianne Brocklehurst: Adventures in Egypt an exhibition that sheds new light on Macclesfield’s Ancient Egyptian treasures including the Tutankhamun Ring.

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Combine a visit to the Silk Museum. Macclesfield Castle was a fortified town house built by John de Macclesfield in the later Middle uction began in[citation needed] and that year an application was made for a licence to crenellate, or fortify, the building.

Two chantries were founded in the town: one in by the Legh family, and one in by Thomas Savage. InMacclesfield Grammar OS grid reference: SJ The Old Sunday School was founded by John Whittaker and built in Funding for the school came from the silk industries and from the people of Macclesfield.

The ground floor exhibition tells the story of the Sunday School itself; its routines and rules, and the day to.

Macclesfield Silk Heritage, Macclesfield. 63 likes. Enhancing, preserving, promoting our unique history, improving historic buildings, offering educational / work opportunities for 5/5. (A4 FULL COLOUR BOOK) Macclesfield Silk Pictures recounts the history of Macclesfield’s heritage silk industry and the stories that lie behind each woven or printed silk picture.

These highly collectible scenes depict Cheshire landmarks, significant events, stately homes, local schools, characterful rural life and historic inns/5(6). CINEMAC Old Sunday School, Roe Street, Macclesfield, SK11 6UT. Recorded information: Enquiries: Silk is a naturally produced fibre obtained from many species of the silk moth.

In the favoured silk was produced by a moth (Bombyx mori), that used it to spin a closed cocoon to protect her fed on the mulberry leaf which was grown in Italy. Silk fibres from the Bombyx mori silkworm have a triangular cross section with rounded corners, 5–10 μm wide.

On the horizon is Macclesfield’s historic Sunday School. Built for the town’s silk workers, it’s now the trust’s Heritage Centre. Chronicling the history of the building and exploring the lives of Macclesfield’s silk industry founders, the centre still maintains.

The Silk Museum & Paradise Mill, Macclesfield: Hours, Address, The Silk Museum & Paradise Mill Reviews: /5. Europe ; there are no tours or activities available to book online for the date(s) you selected.

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Please choose a different date. The tour of Paradise Mill is a must not only for those interested in Britain's industrial heritage/5(). Luckily, the towns heritage is preserved by means of the Silk Heritage Museum.

The Macclesfield Silk Museum is situated on Roe Street, within the Heritage Centre. Macclesfield is referred to as Silk Town due to the silk industry but Macclesfield was also traditionally known as “Treacle town”.

Heritage Centre Keith Warrander has written a second book about the cherished area in Macclesfield Pens poised for Macclesfield’s first comic convention Barnaby Festival Macc-Pow is showcasing the work of graphic artists as part of the Barnaby Festival at the Heritage Centre from 10am until 4pm.

Macclesfield’s success has been its ability to adapt to change, and today with the enthusiasm and interest in its once renowned silk industry; wonderful collections in its three silk museums, together with further excellent exhibits such as paintings, sculptures, curios, and even a famous Egyptian collection in its former Brocklehurst Museum.

Macclesfield has other sites dedicated to its silk heritage including the Silk Industry Museum located in what was the Macclesfield School of Art, which trained designers for the silk trade and the restored Paradise Mill complete with 26 Jacquard Looms on the top floor.

Get Textbooks on Google Play. Rent and save from the world's largest eBookstore. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Silk production in Macclesfield dates back to the s but it is the first time in many decades that a high street store has sold silk exclusively designed and woven in the town.

John Douglas, based in the Grosvenor Centre, teamed up with Smart’s for new heritage range of hand-finished silk ties, based on vintage patterns, along with Author: Rhiannon Mcdowall.

Macclesfield’s full of it. Silk, that is. Macclesfield grew as one of the main silk centres of the country, renowned for the skill of its designers and for its richly patterned woven fabrics. Fashionistas will love discovering the story of Macclesfield’s textile heritage as told at the Silk Museum and the Heritage Centre.


Macclesfield Silk Heritage Trust Description We are the Macclesfield Silk Heritage Trust, an independent charity established in to champion the incredible history of Macclesfield and the surrounding area through our collections and museums, which today include The Silk Museum, Paradise Mill, West Park Museum, and The Old Sunday School.

SILK HERITAGE TRUST Reg. office address MACCLESFIELD HERITAGE CENTRE, ROE ST, SK11 6UT, MACCLESFIELD, Cheshire Company Number Jurisdiction England/Wales Previous Names 24/11/ - MACCLESFIELD MUSEUMS TRUST SIC Code - Cultural education - Library activities - Archives activities - Museums activities.

Woven silk was obtained from the Huguenots in Spitalfield, who in turn used the yarn supplied by the silk throwsters in small shades or throwing houses in Macclesfield. The Mottershead family were involved in the early Macclesfield silk button trade and through a series of letters it is revealed that there was a sizeable trade from Tickets for concerts at Macclesfield Heritage Centre.

Our main Concert Season is at Macclesfield Heritage Centre, Roe Street, Macclesfield SK11 6UT.

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We have been performing at this historic, year-old venue for over twenty years and it is very popular with our Cheshire audiences for its attractive, intimate surrounds and excellent acoustics. John Macclesfield upon de Hanmer was born circaat birth place, to *Thomas II de Macclesfield and Macclesfield, Countess of Macclesfield.

*Thomas was born between andin Macclesfield, Cheshire, England, UK. About Us. Macclesfield once hummed with the sound of silk looms, music to the ears of the mill owners that prospered here in the 19th century. Admire Europe’s largest-known collection of Jacquard silk handlooms and learn the secrets of these unique textile machines on a tour with an expert – their workings are thought to have been the crucible for computer programming.

Pore /5(). Macclesfield Silk Famous since the 18th century, Macclesfield’s silk is still made into ties, scarves, waistcoats and more. Find these among the gifts at the Silk Museum and Old Sunday School. The local Information Centre provided us with a free Heritage Guide and of course I was particularly keen to look round the Silk Museum.

It’s housed in what used to be Macclesfield School of Art and from students were trained there as silk designers. It now contains masses of fascinating exhibits and information.

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Book Macclesfield vacation packages and Macclesfield tours with huge discounts on. Some Macclesfield Mills Dates: 3 & 4 March, 23 & 30 May11 Aug19 Jan & 9 Nov9 June23 Aug30 April16 Dec30 March4 April16 Mar8 & 9 April & 3 June A display in the Macclesfield Heritage Centre shows that in Macclesfield had 30 mills and by had.

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1 - FREE to .29 Apr - Looking to get inspired on your trip to Macclesfield? Immerse yourself into world-class art, exciting history, and mind-bending science. Check out the best museums in Macclesfield to visit in Book effortlessly online with Tripadvisor!Book a tour to see all the stages of the Jacquard silk weaving process, including a demonstration on a restored loom.

Modern Day Macclesfield Treacle Market is one of the largest artisan markets in the North West, and it is held on the historic cobbles of Macclesfield Marketplace on the last Sunday of each month (bar December).