From this edition on we will try to celebrate the importance of textiles in our valley by always having some news or information in this area.
Below we reprint an old article about the calico processes of the early 19th Century.
William Morris' Red House has been opened to the public following its acquisition by the National Trust. A member's visit there should be a must in the near future.
As mentioned in the Newsdesk, we had the coincidence in July of the William Morris display, accompanied by the talk by the Sanderson's archivist alongside the early August news of Sanderson's demise as a company, added to the contact made with us by the BBC to assist in their program on William Morris for their Essentially English series. There will be more about this in the next issue. In the meantime, however, the BBC's active interest in the Denham Archive should ensure that the accountants charged with the disposal of the company continue to regard this as the nationally important asset it is, and not a liability to be liquidated.
Ed August 2003