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1 of 2  Tue 29th Nov 2011 11:15am  
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I purchased an interesting, nicely produced print of the soup kitchen set up in 1861 to aid starving silk weavers. It's a facsimile of a double-sided page form the Illustrated London News, and has a piece about the weavers on the reverse below which is also a piece about the run up to the American Civil War - real history. I love artefacts like this!
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2 of 2  Tue 29th Nov 2011 1:24pm  
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Here's the text on the rear: It's a period we tend to forget about, but actually an important for Coventry; as silk weaving declined, so watch-making was approaching its zenith. I have some other old prints framed and on the wall, so this will make a nice addition.
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