To complement the Voices of Courtaulds exhibition at Greenfield Valley, which captures local residents’ memories of the Courtaulds Ltd factories, several related events have taken place in recent weeks.
Last week, John Miners, textile expert and former Courtaulds Ltd employee, traveled from Essex to present a lively history of the beginnings of the company and it’s impact on communities. The well-attended talk at Holywell Library prompted lots of discussion and included the chance to handle samples of wool, silk and rayon.
It is now possible to view an earlier online event on The Courtauld’s YouTube channel. Samuel Courtauld: From Rayon to Impressionism, had more than 60 viewers, and explored how the success of Courtaulds Ltd contributed to to founding of The Courtauld Gallery.
Voices of Courtaulds is open at Greenfield Valley Heritage Park over the Easter holidays, find out more on their website.