“William Lee and the Hosiery Industry in Calverton”
Over 400 years ago, during the Elizabethan era, William Lee of Calverton invented the framework knitting machine; this became the basis for an important cottage industry for several hundred years afterwards. Lee’s invention is still at the core of the computer-controlled machinery used in the worldwide hosiery industry today.
Talk presented by Calverton Preservation & History Society
2.30 pm. Wednesday, August 24th.
Admission Free, numbers limited
Free advance tickets available at Calverton Library.
Calverton Library, 1 St. Wilfrids Square, Calverton, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG14 6FP
Wed 24 August