Courtauld’s factory memories shared at community event

Posted on - 20th May, 2014 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - History, Nostalgia, St Matthews, What's On in Preston
Visitors use pictures to remember Courtauld's

Visitors use pictures to remember Courtauld’s

Former workers at the Courtauld’s factory have met to recall the working life.


The textiles factory was knocked down in the 1980s but a new community project aims to piece together its past.

At St Matthews Mission on Saturday a number of workers and those who had memories of the factory came together.

Gary Cunliffe’s film showcasing archive pictures of Courtauld’s was shown.

Sharing Courtauld's stories

Sharing Courtauld’s stories

A talk by Lyn Broster from the Textile Society explored the history of rayon made in the factory.

Author Alison Boyle, who wrote from from Pakistan to Preston set in Courtauld’s in 1972, held a question and answer session.

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Did you go along to the event? What’s your memories of the factory? Let us know in the comments below

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