Opening Ceremony

This past June the Kennet Valley Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers handmade a replica of the famous Newbury Coat in just over 14 hours. The next 18 photos are from this amazing fiber event, and an more information about the event can be found in the November/December 2011 Handwoven. In this photo Linda Scurr, the event organizer is joined by the town crier, the town mayor, Rex Coxeter (descendant of John Coxeter), Magnus Birch (descendant of John Throckmorton), Patricia Ackroyd (of Ackroyd and Dawson, sponsors), and Bill Skidmore of the Huddersfield Textile Society (also a sponsor of the event) take part in an official opening ceremony. Photo by Dave Cox.

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