Heritage Open Days- a successful close to our 2022 season
The Weaver’s House took part in this year’s Heritage Open Days with house and garden open for visitors to hear talks on the history of the building. Our volunteers put together some extra features for the yearly festival of heritage.
A fresh batch of research by family history students on Coventry’s own electrical engineering innovators, The Glover Brothers, has revealed more fascinating facts about their lives and their inventions. The brothers have a connection to the terrace having at one point worked out of the old stable of the Black Swan Inn. This new research carried out by Weaver’s House trustee Peterson Cobbett’s students was made into a presentation, especially to link in with this year’s Heritage Open Day theme of Astounding
Weaver and Dyer Sara Maycock was on site with a display of naturally dyed textiles, alongside a display of the traditional craft of spinning wool. Textile tutor Jane Cobbett exhibited an early Victorian coverlet and was on hand to discuss details of the research and work that went into recreating the original piece.
Visitors enjoyed a sunny day and a selection of home-baked cookies!
“Big thanks to the Trust and all involved with this Coventry gem”
“Loved it. Really interesting. Volunteers made it!”
“It’s very authentic”
The Open Days will return in 2023, privately booked group tours are still available out of the Open Day season.
Keep in touch through the winter to find out when the house reopens via the social channels @weavershouse (Twitter) WeaversHouseCoventry (Facebook) and theweavershouse (Instagram).