Huguenot Footsteps: Spitalfields

Event Type: Local / Community

Takes Place: 30th June 2019

Time: 12.00pm

Venue: Outside Christ Church, Spitalfields

Description: Huguenot Footsteps: Spitalfields Sunday 30th June 2019 Many of the Huguenots (French Protestants) who left France after the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685 were weavers - over the years 25,000 settled in Spitalfields. They brought their skills (known as “the Mysteries of the Strangers”), new techniques, new ideas and the incomparable French style. The master weavers lived in large, elegant houses whilst the journeymen weavers lived in small houses north of Spitalfields and Bethnal Green. You will hear about the silk industry, famous pattern designers, fashions, the weaving process and much more. Notably we will pass Anna Maria Garthwaite’s house and the hear the compelling story of this remarkable woman who died over 250 years ago. Meeting place: Outside Christ Church, Spitalfields Time: 12.00pm Donation: £10.00 per person Guide: Neil Sinclair

How to book:

Price: £10.00 per person

Tel: 020 7247 0367



Organiser: Huguenots of Spitalfields

Region: London

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