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John Boyd Textiles (Higher Flax Mills)

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John Boyd Textiles (Higher Flax Mills)
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John Boyd Textiles
Torbay Road
Castle Cary
Somerset
BA7 7DY

Telephone
01963 350451
Website
www.johnboydtextiles.co.uk
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Opening Times

By prior arrangement only, booking essential.
Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays, first tour 10am, last tour 2.30pm.
Individual visitors are invited to join groups of 10 or more (maximum 25) for tours.
1 - 2 tours per week (except during factory holidays).

Pricing

Adults: £5.00
Children: £2.50

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Visit the historic site of one of the last surviving horsehair weavers in the world. Boyd's Horsehair Factory still uses the original looms and techniques developed over 125 years ago. Visits by appointment only. Tours for small groups are available on request.

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Since the invention of the motorcar it has become difficult to source horsehair. It is now imported from the Far East where they still use working horses with cropped tails.

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Learning

John Boyd Textiles offer pre-booked tours of one of the last surviving horsehair weaving factories in the world for schools and adult groups. You will be shown the unique process of horsehair weaving using the original looms of 1870. Please contact the site for more information.

Research

The site can assist researchers with enquiries about the collection and local history. Please contact the site for more information.


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