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Wool in Broadway with Liz Eyre

Admission to talks: £10 to include a glass of white wine

Talk start time: Admission at 6.30pm, Talk begins at 7.00pm

Sheep have grazed the Cotswold Hills for 2,000 years.  In the Middle Ages, great flocks of sheep dominated Broadway’s wide main street on market days, and Italian ‘future buyers’ (who bought the future production of wool from the sheep farmer) were a common sight.  Learn more about how Broadway grew and prospered due to wool trading, and about how the town’s population dwindled during the 16th Century when farms expanded greatly.  Discover how Broadway coped as the wool industry declined, and make up your own mind on whether Whyte Hall was in fact the wool trading house of Broadway.

Learn more about your local history.  Liz Eyre, (BAHons), though a scientist rather than historian, has researched and collated triangulated evidence about Broadway for 15 years.  She is particularly fascinated by this period of Broadway’s history.  Join her for an exciting and informative evening.

Image of Cotswold Sheep, © Nicola Lawrance 2017, Instagram