Ebley Mill

Cathedral of Cloth

Life and Times at Ebley Mill

Exhibited from Saturday 3 February - Sunday 4 March, 2018

In 2018 Ebley Mill celebrates the building of the Long Block at Ebley 200 years ago. The story of the Mill reaches back to the early 1400s; it was owned by a fashionable man about town before Samuel Marling made it into the powerhouse of the Stroud Valleys. The finest cloth for Victorian gentlemen was made there, but also materials for 1960s dolly birds and racing car drivers.

This fascinating exhibition reveals the stories of the famous people and the ordinary workers connected to the Mill and includes many rarely seen items.

Presented by Stroudwater Textile Trust in partnership with the Museum in the Park.

Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Did you know?

Stroud has a long and fascinating history of cloth. One of our favourite pieces from the collection, the Wallbridge painting, gives an insight into the industry before the days of large machinery.


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