Gainsborough Silk at Chilton

Subject: Business and Industry

Gallery: Up to 1970

Catalogue ref: pa584

Princess Margaret’s visit to the Gainsborough Silk Company on August 3 1979. She first toured Gainsborough’s House and had tea there before visiting the factory. Mrs Ellen Sargeant explained the mysteries of pirn (bobbin) winding to her -‘I was shaking like a leaf but she was really nice. It was wonderful to speak to her.’

Mrs Warner on the extreme right wearing the hat. Mr Brian Warner standing next to the Princess. Lady to the left of the Princess holding a coat is Lady Penn from Stansfield Hall, her lady in waiting