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Coker Canvas – The Textile Industry of the Somerset/Dorset Border


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(Richard Sims)  Coker Canvas provides the first detailed account of the textile trade in the area around East and West Coker.  Textiles have formed the core of area’s economy from the 17th century and, although not as important as it once was, its contribution continues to the present day.

All known manufacturers are detailed, from those based on the cottage industry through the workshop era and ending with factories.  Family relationships are given to help follow the links between them.

145 pages.  soft covers.