Tuesday, May 18, 2010

A Weaver's Tale

Regular readers will know how fond I am of the Laxey Woollen Mills and John Wood who now runs it. They have just produced a marvellous book, which traces the history of the Mill but embraces so much more.  Sue King has done a brilliant job. It's a tapestry of interwoven themes. The book brings together fabulous old photos, a history of fashion,  a review of the industrial revolution as it affected the Isle of Man, a trip down Laxey's memory lane, a look at Manx tourism and an interesting insight into the Wood family. You can acquire it online at the Laxey Woollen Mills website -- yes, finally it has one!
http://www.laxeywoollenmills.com

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