Here are several sound recordings of some of the people who shared their textile stories with us at our roadshows in 2019.
This clip was recorded at our Lakeside Arts event. Our interviewee worked knitting machines at Towles factory, Loughborough for 35 years. In this clip he recalls the distinct sounds and smells of the factory.
This clip was recorded at our Ruddington event. Our interviewee was a Manager who had seen both the good times and the bad in the industry. He highlights the importance of good morale in the workforce, especially when working long hours at a machine.
This brief clip was recorded at our Ruddington event. Our interviewee recalls the fickle nature of the fashion industry and how it impacted on the textile factories.
Some Twisthand Tales from Guy Birkin