Not So Grumpy Old Men

On September 20th our visit was to the Ruddington Framework Knitters Museum

Before our guided tour we met in Parker’s Yard Cafe named after the Parker family who owned and ran one of the earliest frame knitting workshops that once employed 100 workers.

It was an interesting visit which included a link to Hucknall with a working machine made for J Buck and sons who had factories on Derbyshire Lane and Titchfield Street.

NSGrumpy, Roy Brown, is seen working the machine, a nostalgic reminder of his first job on leaving school in 1958.

Our next activity is a guided visit of Newstead Abbey on October 24th

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