Peter Christie
The Bideford Collar Industry

Event Details


Saturday 28th September


10:00am – 11:00am


St Mary’s Hall

Ticket Price:

£6.00 per ticket


How did fashion shape the industry of Bideford? No Victorian or Edwardian gentleman was considered well dressed without a stiff white collar – and Bideford and other towns in North Devon formed one of the great manufacturing centres for these items of clothing. Bideford had some six collar factories employing hundreds of people from 1871 until 1934. In his illustrated talk Peter Christie looks at this forgotten yet major local industry, the people who worked in it – and what survives today.


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