The People and Companies
Click on a link to find out more about the people who made Witney blankets. Who were the people who actually did the work? And which companies operated and when?
Click on a link to find out more:
Blanket people - meet some of the blanket makers past and present.
The blanket companies - looking at the main Witney blanket manufacturers.
The Witney Blanket Weavers' Company - examining the role of Witney's blanket making guild.
Life in the mills - pay, working conditions, training and trades unions.
Home and community life - evenings, weekends, holidays and religion: how leisure time was
spent by the Witney blanket workers.
Blanket language and art - blanket making celebrated in verse, film, song and language.