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?
Hard to believe, but this month of April is the 50th anniversary of the 'official' break-up of the Beatles. This author was a very timid young student at Cambridge then. But the far more worldly and talented guy who had the room across the corridor from me had a lovely girlfriend who worked for John Lennon; and one day they scooped me up and took me to Lennon's house at Ascot. The white house with the white piano. Lennon himself wasn't there, but all the same . . . Fifty years later, that day is still so vivid




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