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