Golden Cap Association (West Dorset)

a local association of the National Trust

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a local association of the National Trust

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-It could have been a washout but Golden Cap members aren't deterred by a drop of rain - or even by a torrential downpour of rain. Fortunately our visit to the Whitchurch Silk Mill in Hampshire was predominantly indoors. ​ The mill is the oldest silk mill in the UK still in its original building - a Georgian water mill that weaves silk using 19th century machinery. It is not known why the Whitchurch Mill was built but it has been producing silk since 1817, when it was bought and converted by a silk weaver from Spitalfields,​ the heart of the British silk industry.+It could have been a washout but Golden Cap members aren't deterred by a drop of rain - or even by a torrential downpour of rain. Fortunately our visit to the Whitchurch Silk Mill in Hampshire ​in May was predominantly indoors. ​ The mill is the oldest silk mill in the UK still in its original building - a Georgian water mill that weaves silk using 19th century machinery. It is not known why the Whitchurch Mill was built but it has been producing silk since 1817, when it was bought and converted by a silk weaver from Spitalfields,​ the heart of the British silk industry.
  
 We were greeted with an introductory talk and then divided into two groups for a tour of the premises. This was all followed by an excellent sandwich lunch served by smiling ladies brandishing tea and coffee pots. There was also chance to visit the shop and admire and possibly purchase silk scarves or ties along with other interesting silk-related articles. We were greeted with an introductory talk and then divided into two groups for a tour of the premises. This was all followed by an excellent sandwich lunch served by smiling ladies brandishing tea and coffee pots. There was also chance to visit the shop and admire and possibly purchase silk scarves or ties along with other interesting silk-related articles.

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