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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 ...
Needs interactive leaflet adding Chartism was a working class movement which demanded sweeping changes to the political system of Britain between ...
As part of the Fabric of Our Town project, research uncovered interviews with local children who worked at the Swaisland ...
The Fabric of our Town Learning Resources
Crayford resident and former primary school teacher Peter Daniel wrote the education resource booklet ‘Fabric of our Town’. The booklet ...
Education and Learning events
As part of the Fabric of Our Town project a number of varied education and learning events took place, aimed ...
Animation: The Fabric of Our Town
This film, told through the eyes of a Swaisland factory worker, tells the story of the factory winning a medal ...
Block Printing Workshops
The Swaisland factory was famous for its block printed designs, including the design which won the Gold Medal at the ...
Documentary film: The Fabric of Our Town
Create by schoolchildren, featuring oral history interviews with ex-workers at the David Evans factory