Janet Axten, MA, is currently researching the history of women in the textile industry in West Cornwall. She is also part of a new venture, Crysede Collective, which aims to promote the Newlyn/St Ives/Hayle silk company that flourished between 1918 and 1953.
Her illustrated talk will provide an overview of the history of Crysede, originally created by Alec Walker and his wife Kay Earle. It will also focus on the current research being undertaken, in order to understand, far more fully, the role of women in this almost forgotten industry.
We will allocate tickets by a ballot system. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01736 364474 to register your interest in attending by Monday 28th November. We will then draw out names and let you know if you have been successful.
Suggested donation £5. Refreshments will be available after the talk.