Lace and shawl factory, Beeston, Nottinghamshire

Lace and shawl factory, Beeston, Nottinghamshire
Photograph taken 30 June 2001 © Mr Andrew Cooper. Source Historic England Archive ref: 429320

This building was part of a lace and shawl factory including the printing room, waiting room and gateway. It was built in stages from 1886-1893. It was built by J. Huckerby for F. Wilkinson. Francis (or "Frank") Wilkinson (1846-1897) pioneered the making of shawls on machines. The shawl trade had already been established for around 20 years when he moved here. However his fine textiles won such a reputation for novelty and elegance that he was able to prosper in Britain and overseas.

Location

Nottinghamshire Beeston

Period

Victorian (1837 - 1901)

Themes

Tags

factory lace textile industry victorian (1837 - 1901)