PDA

View Full Version : Archived Report - Wilson & Stafford Hat Makers, Atherstone Oct '11



mookster
October 8th, 2011, 23:19
The Britannia Works in Atherstone was built in 1828 but Wilson & Stafford didn't gain full ownership of the site until 1896 as before then the site housed several different firms.

Wilson & Stafford were the last remaining felt hat makers in the UK until they went into liquidation in 1999.

Nowadays the factory is largely stripped bare but has a brilliant character especially on the very windy day me and Flubs visited. This was the start point of a three-day roadtrip, so over the next few days I'll post up most of what we found along the way as I don't want to flood the forum all at once!

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6056/6224439184_8856fa0175_z.jpg

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6048/6223907825_4e9d90b33f_z.jpg

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6239/6223908897_65ae756fe6_z.jpg

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6112/6224430100_4fe8c4d4d5_z.jpg

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6034/6223909517_727cf0c333_z.jpg

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6231/6223910153_d1acbdd8de_z.jpg

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6179/6224431246_b19c6274dc_z.jpg

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6173/6223910921_3bea943709_z.jpg

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6119/6223911321_035fa0cc65_z.jpg

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6110/6223911791_d4f4b8e843_z.jpg

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6237/6224433566_eee34825ce_z.jpg

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6096/6224435374_fd9ae7ed18_z.jpg

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6059/6223914429_fa35b9388e_z.jpg

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6034/6224435932_b02235139c_z.jpg

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6057/6224436434_b28bb222a1_z.jpg

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6162/6224437128_44e378db64_z.jpg

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6221/6223916197_167d53fbbc_z.jpg

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6120/6223916685_41598fe249_z.jpg

Thanks for looking, more pics here http://www.flickr.com/photos/mookie427/sets/72157627723483013/

:thumb