Gainsborough Silk at Chilton

Subject: Business and Industry

Gallery: Up to 1970

Catalogue ref: pa751

William Gooday was Gainsborough Silk’s foreman. He was born in 1848 and began to learn the craft of hand loom weaving when he was eight. Here, in 1928 on his 80th birthday, he demonstrates his skills on one of the Company’s tall Jacquard looms.