Wool Trade

The mighty wool trade was the backbone of the English economy for centuries. The sheep farming, the fulling mills, the dyeing, weaving, marketing and financing of the wool and cloth trades are explained in 'The Founding' chapter of SARUM, and elsewhere in that book.




 

 

 

Did You Know?
In 1890, nine-year-old Daisy Ashford wrote a novel and never showed it to the world. It was only after her mother’s death some twenty-eight years later, when she was sorting through old papers with her sisters, that she found the manuscript in a drawer. After the manuscript found its way to publishers, the book – The Young Visiters – came out in 1919, (yes, that is how the title was spelled) to great acclaim. After the book went into several editions, Daisy bought a farm with her earnings, commenting, “I like fresh air and royalty cheques”.




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