The Friends visit Whitchurch Silk Mill…in the rain again

The Friends of Romsey Abbey latest trip in November saw 35 dedicated travellers visit Whitchurch Silk Mill, situated in the lovely village of Whitchurch, Hampshire.

One thing The Friends can usually guarantee is the weather however, it just tipped down with rain from the moment they arrived to the time they departed, after a delicious lunch at The White Hart Hotel in the town centre.

After a refreshing cup of coffee the large group split into two, to tour the Mill and Gift Shop, which included watching silk yarn being spun into silk fabrics on antique looms.

Whitchurch Silk Mill is the oldest silk mill in the UK still in its original building and a gem of industrial heritage in beautiful, rural Hampshire.  It has been producing silk since 1817, when it was bought and converted by a silk weaver from Spitalfields, London then the heart of the British silk industry.

Whitchurch is a beautiful part of Hampshire situated on the River Test and even the rain could not dampen the enthusiasm of The Friends!

The trip was led by Friends members Colin and Rosemary Davis, who were complimented for organising a wonderful trip.

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Ken Gibson

Friends of Romsey Abbey

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