Sep
18
Wed
The Red Cross Hospital at Foxlowe
Sep 18 @ 7:30 pm

Joan Bennett, chair of Leek and District Historical Society, will present a fascinating and informative illustrated talk about Foxlowe in WW1 when it was used as a Red Cross Hospital treating injured men from Leek and elsewhere.

Many well know Leek families were involved in running the hospital involved in nursing, cooking, fund raising etc. Joan informs us about this engrossing period between the years when Foxlowe was a private house before becoming the headquarters of the Textile Union.

The lecturers in this programme ‘gift’ their talks to the Foxlowe, for which we thank them.

Admission is free, with a Bucket Collection, also for the Foxlowe, for which we thank you.

Oct
16
Wed
The Creative Wardle Family and Their Legacy
Oct 16 @ 7:30 pm

The Creative Wardle Family and Their Legacy, an illustrated Talk by Dr. Brenda King.

Three members of the Wardle family of Leek worked with major figures to create world renowned textiles.Thomas Wardle, expert on India’s wild silks and dye-stuffs, attracted William Morris, and other Arts and Crafts designers. Their designs printed in Leek were renowned. George Y Wardle was manager of William Morris’s famous company for over twenty years. Elizabeth Wardle worked with eminent architects, producing embroideries for their buildings in Leek.

Brenda King will discuss why such an extraordinary range: of creative outpourings happened in Leek when it did.

 

The lecturers in this programme ‘gift’ their talks to the Foxlowe, for which we thank them.

Admission is free, with a Bucket Collection, also for the Foxlowe, for which we thank you.

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