FREE ENTRY Heritage Open Day Nottingham’s Shawl Factory “G. H. Hurt and Son”, at 65 High Road, Chilwell, Nottingham, NG9 4AJ on Saturday 8th September 2018 9am – 1pm
G. H. Hurt and Son are throwing open their doors this Saturday, 8th September, to the general public. This local Heritage Open Day event is a perfect opportunity to see how traditional knitted lace is made, and explore 100 years of knitting machinery, from handframes to the latest commercial knitting machines. You’ll also be able to marvel at the fine lacy knitting produced here in Nottingham.
G. H. Hurt and Son have been delighted to receive royal endorsement over the last few years. TRH the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge emerged from St Mary’s Hospital in London in April this year, with their newborn son Prince Louis Arthur Charles all wrapped in their ‘Nottingham Lace Knitted Baby Shawl’.
Passionate about ‘Local Heritage’ and Nottingham, G. H. Hurt and Son promote and continue a fine local Nottingham tradition. They have a 100+ year association with handframe knitting and the local artisan craft of knitted lace, as they were established back in 1912.
Members of staff from G H Hurt and Sons will be demonstrating how they make fine lacy knitted shawls and scarfs. The Heritage Open Day event is Saturday 8th September from 9am to 1pm. Located in Chilwell, Nottingham, the Shawl Factory is opposite to the NET Tram stop: High Road – Central College.
Director Gillian Taylor, the fourth generation of her family to be involved in the business, said, “Once again, we are delighted to be welcoming the general public to our factory. it should be a great day for everybody”.