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Saturday 10th February 2024

Exhibition: The Thornbury Quilt

Thornbury & District Museum

This exhibition runs on Tuesdays and Fridays 1-4pm and Saturdays 10am to 4pm, from from Tue 19 Apr 2022 - Fri 20 Dec 2024. Entry is free.

You'll find this Quilt exhibition on our upstairs landing.

Created to raise funds for the building of a new vicarage in Thornbury, the quilt lay, for many years, forgotten and discarded.

You can find out about the amazing accidental discovery of this beautiful, historically fascinating piece of work, made in 1900, and showcasing many of the local traders who operated in our market town at that time.

By sponsoring a square, the local shirtmaker or bicycle shop owner or commercial photographer could have their names embroidered on the quilt, along with a stitched emblem of their trade.

It’s a mine of wonderful information and local schoolchildren often research the people and businesses depicted in the different squares, using early 20th century censuses and town directories. Now, that’s a fun way to learn history!

Entry is free, to this exhibition and all other parts of the museum. For more details, check out What’s On at our website below.


Venue information

Thornbury & District Museum
Chapel Street, Thornbury, BS35 2BJ

Hawkins of Thornbury

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