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Cirencester Wool Walk

Town Tour with Ian Thomas

“The finest and most expensive wool was the English which came from the Cotswolds and, in particular, from Northleach and the great Abbey lands of Cirencester” Francesco Datini, 15th Century Florentine merchant.

Five hundred years ago it was noted that ‘half the wealth of England rides on the back of sheep.’ Join Ian Thomas for a walk around Cirencester, where the hustle and bustle of the medieval town will be brought to life through the lives and skills of the wool combers, the card makers, the dyers, the weavers and the wool staplers. Ian will share the role the Abbey played in trading wool and he will highlight the growth of the great ‘wool’ church of St. John the Baptist. Ian will take you to the sites that bear testimony to Cirencester’s glorious wool history.

The walk lasts just over an hour. Please wear comfortable shoes and bring a rain coat! Meet at the museum.


Booking recommended as places are limited
Meet at the Corinium Museum.
Cost: £8 per adult, £7 members
Wed 1 June 2022, 11am
Corinium Museum, Park Street, Cirencester, Gloucestershire GL7 2BX
Wed 1 June
Contact telephone: 01285 655611 Call to check latest times or cancellations.
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