Hidden Lives

New book to be launched 13 November by renowned local historian and author Cathryn Walton!
Hidden Lives contains hundred of photographs in black and white and colour . It covers aspects of Leek from Victorian days and reveals the lives of the women who stitched for the renowned Leek Embroidery Society. Silk manufacturers, solicitors and surgeons feature throughout together with numerous tradesmen, shopkeepers and clergymen.
Leek people, streets, houses, mills and shops vie for attention on every page. Hidden lives is a treasure chest of local and family history and sheds light on to the previously unknown women who stitched exquisite embroidery.
Available from local Leek bookshops or get a signed copy from the author herself, ring 01538 388429

Upcoming Events
Jun
16
Sat
10:00 am Midlands Textile Forum @ The Nicholson Museum & Art Gallery
Midlands Textile Forum @ The Nicholson Museum & Art Gallery
Jun 16 @ 10:00 am – Aug 4 @ 4:00 pm
Midlands Textile Forum @ The Nicholson Museum & Art Gallery | England | United Kingdom
“No Shrinking Violets Here … sewing the seeds of equality.” Long after legendary suffragette actions, 2018 sees the 100th anniversary of legislation enfranchising some women. Now, the members of Midlands Textile Forums extensive research, knowledge[...]
Jun
20
Wed
9:00 am Leek’s Indoor Market @ The Butter Market
Leek’s Indoor Market @ The Butter Market
Jun 20 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Traditional Indoor market every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday in the restored Victorian Butter Market.Share this:FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogleEmailPrint
9:00 am Leek’s Outdoor Market @ Market Place & Sparrow Park
Leek’s Outdoor Market @ Market Place & Sparrow Park
Jun 20 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Enjoy the bustle and atmosphere of Leek’s traditional markets; shop for bargains at the general weekly outdoor market each Wednesday.Share this:FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogleEmailPrint
Jun
22
Fri
9:00 am Leek’s Indoor Market @ The Butter Market
Leek’s Indoor Market @ The Butter Market
Jun 22 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Traditional Indoor market every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday in the restored Victorian Butter Market.Share this:FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogleEmailPrint
Jun
23
Sat
8:30 am Antique & Collectors Market @ The Market Place
Antique & Collectors Market @ The Market Place
Jun 23 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Antique & Collectors Market (Archer Fairs Ltd) – held outdoors every Saturday.Share this:FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogleEmailPrint
9:00 am Leek’s Indoor Market @ The Butter Market
Leek’s Indoor Market @ The Butter Market
Jun 23 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Traditional Indoor market every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday in the restored Victorian Butter Market.Share this:FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogleEmailPrint
Jun
27
Wed
9:00 am Leek’s Indoor Market @ The Butter Market
Leek’s Indoor Market @ The Butter Market
Jun 27 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Traditional Indoor market every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday in the restored Victorian Butter Market.Share this:FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogleEmailPrint
9:00 am Leek’s Outdoor Market @ Market Place & Sparrow Park
Leek’s Outdoor Market @ Market Place & Sparrow Park
Jun 27 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Enjoy the bustle and atmosphere of Leek’s traditional markets; shop for bargains at the general weekly outdoor market each Wednesday.Share this:FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogleEmailPrint
Jun
29
Fri
9:00 am Leek’s Indoor Market @ The Butter Market
Leek’s Indoor Market @ The Butter Market
Jun 29 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Traditional Indoor market every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday in the restored Victorian Butter Market.Share this:FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogleEmailPrint
Jun
30
Sat
8:30 am Antique & Collectors Market @ The Market Place
Antique & Collectors Market @ The Market Place
Jun 30 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Antique & Collectors Market (Archer Fairs Ltd) – held outdoors every Saturday.Share this:FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogleEmailPrint