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As part of the HLF project we worked with students from Greenwich University to produce the educational resources.
Education and Learning Events
A number of varied education and learning events took place that were targeted to different audiences. Using the education resource ...
Story Telling and Art Sessions
Primary school teacher Julie Hudson led storytelling and art sessions in Bexley Libraries’ Children’s Chatterbooks Groups. The children created a ...
Using artwork created by children from St Paulinus Primary School, Dartford Quilters made a decorative patchwork quilt depicting the life ...
Joint Remembrance Service
On the 11th November Y6 pupils at both St Joseph’s RC Primary School and St Paulinus CE Pimrary school took ...
Downloads and information leaflets
Explore the story of William White for yourself You can download chapters from the interactive booklet about William White below, plus ...
William White's Story
This interactive booklet about Private William James 'Chalky' White was created to restore the local memory of the funeral of Crayford's unknown warrior.
Chalky's Tale: An animated film about Private William White
An animated film about Private William White created by animator Tom Hillenbrand and children at two local schools.
In 1814 in Crayford, Charles Swaisland set up his textile printing works, which became known as “the Mecca of calico ...
Charles was born December 1780, son of Amos and Anne Swaisland who resided and owned a butcher’s shop in Crayford ...
The Swaisland Design School: William Hubbard and George Haite's Crayford.
Swaisland’s was well-known not only for the quality of the printed textiles produced, but also for having a design school ...
David Evans - The Last of the London Fabric Printers.
With the setting up of bleaching grounds (to whiten cloth) from the late 17th century, Crayford was seen as an ...
G. P. and J. Baker and the Diamond Jubilee.
In 1851 the Queen had been at the Great Exhibition where she took great interest in the award winning barège ...
The Swaisland Block Printers Dispute and the Chartist Campaign for the Vote.
Lose nearly half of your wages or lose your job! This was the ultimatum which faced the employees of Swaisland ...
The Great Exhibition
n 1851 The Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations was organised by Prince Albert and other ...
The Swaisland Factory and Lord Shaftesbury
In 1844 Lord Ashley, later The Earl of Shaftesbury put forward an act of parliament that would limit the hours ...
25. Costing of flannel printing in 1864 Because of the complex multi-stage processes of textile printing, it was very difficult to ...
B10. George Haite shawl design, 1853, for J. Dickson George Haite (1825-1871) was the son of a textile designer, and probably ...
B3. Colourings of printed delaine patterns by Swaisland for Ovington & Warwick, around 1840. From the mid-1830s to the 1850s, Swaisland ...
6. Page from a Swaisland album of engaged designs, 1838-1841 This design album re-uses an old account book of the 1820s ...
2. Stipple engraved waistcoatings or shirtings, around 1822 These patterns are taken from a pair of small warehousing volumes that match ...
B1. Charles Swaisland’s invoice for block making for Vint & Co., 1809 to 1810 Little is known of Charles Swaisland’s beginnings ...
William Hubbard (1804-1870) was an artist who painted many watercolour scenes of Crayford and the surrounding areas during the 1840s ...
As part of the Fabric of Our Town project volunteers from the Crayford Manor House Historical Society conducted research into ...