Local Interest Talk – The Felt Hat Industry in the 18th and 19th centuries

screen-shot-2017-07-05-at-10-14-23The Felt Hat Industry

of Lune and Wyresdale in the 18th and 19th centuries

The felt hat industry of the Lune and Wyresdale lasted nearly 200 years and provided men’s hats for both the local and international market, particularly the transatlantic trade.  The talk will explain how the trade grew and will focus on 4 key centres of production, namley, Lancaster, Wyresdale, Quernmore and Wray.  Local hatting families are used as examples.  Reasons for the decline of the trade will be given.

Monday 10th July 2017 – 7.30 pm


Cost £5 including refreshments

Tickets can be obtained from the centre.

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