In the Firing Line Talk Programme

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Having been postponed in December last year, we are pleased to announce that part of our In the Firing Line talk programme has now been rescheduled for January 2015.

Dr. Sally Dickson will be presenting the following talks:

Friday 16th January : Weaving for the War Effort

Many of Kidderminster’s carpet firms produced blankets and other textiles for the armed forces during the war. What did this involve? Who produced them? What happened to the carpets?

Friday 30th January : The Carpet Magnates ‘Do Their Bit’


How did Kidderminster’s carpet magnates and their families respond the needs of war? Reginald Brinton, Michael Tomkinson, Peter Adam, W.H. Stewart-Smith, Herbert Smith, and George Anton; these were the men who ran Kidderminster and they and their families took prominent roles in the town’s war effort outside of the carpet factories.

Talks run from from 10.30am to 12.30pm.

Tickets cost £5 and include entrance to the museum and light refreshments.

If you would like to book a place, or wish to find out more about the talks, please ring the museum on 01562 69028 or pop in a speak to a member of our friendly Front of House team!