Heritage Open Day: The only surviving Victorian twineworks in the UK with all its original machinery - and it works.
A 100 yard 'Walk' on two floors with twisting and treatment machinery driven by our 1927 Shanks oil engine.
Local history, cafe and visitor facilities. In past times, most people in west Dorset and south Somerset were exploiting the local geology and growing, harvesting, processing or spinning flax and hemp, and then using it to make twine, rope and sailcloth.
The Coker Rope & Sail CIO records and celebrates this history on one of the few surviving industrial sites. The works was built around 1899 on the site of an earlier twineworks and it was run by the Dawe family until it closed in 1968.
By 2005, it was derelict and close to collapse.
Sat 11 Sep:10am to 4pm. Sun 12 Sep:10am to 4pm. Free Entry.
94A High Street, West Coker, Yeovil, Somerset BA22 9AU
Sat 11 Sep 2021 and Sun 12 Sep 2021