ONLINE Talk: Winterbourne Hatters in Times of Radical Change

Date: 22nd March 2022

Time: 7pm

Location: ONLINE

This ticket is to view the talk online over Zoom. Please buy one ticket per device. The viewing link will be sent out 1 hour before the start time.

Hatting was a lucrative artisan skilled trade so Winterbourne and surroundings did very well when work boomed from the 1760s and the village of Watleys End was built as a ‘greenfield’ hatting village.

Work from London and Bristol trade growth boomed and the cottage industry delivered economic and social gain for 100years. Mechanisation de-skilled the trades and locals rejected this process for a few decades. So the industry changed and moved to mills up North with a compliant workforce. Social, economic, political, agricultural and technological reforms during this period were huge and the hatting industry played a large part in this with lessons for our future.

Join Peter Bruce to find out more about the history of hatting.

Parking for this event will be at the Barn, BS36 1SE.