Department of History

Nottingham Historian on 'Notts TV'


Richard A Gaunt, Associate Professor in British History appeared on the new local channel Notts Tv  on Wednesday 28 May. The station launched on Freeview Channel 8 this week. You can read what Richard had to say about his experience on the Press Office Blog:

'My debut report is an exploration of the history of the lace industry in Nottingham and the prominence of the Lace Market in the city’s ‘Creative Quarter’. I meet a range of people whose lives continue to be touched by lace in different ways, including the last remaining manufacturer in the area, Cluny Lace, based at Ilkeston. Their client list includes Burberry and their products graced the wedding dress of Catherine Middleton. I also visit the premises of Kula Tsurdiu, which sells bridal products out of its Lace Market boutique.

But it’s not all bridal dresses and couture fashion. At the site of Thomas Adams’ lace manufactory, now part of New College Nottingham, local historian Mo Cooper describes the difficult working conditions which female lace makers endured during the industry’s hey-day in the early-nineteenth century.'

Posted on Thursday 29th May 2014

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