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SALTS MILL- THE SILVER YEARS
It is twenty years since Jonathan Silver bought Salts Mill. Maggie Silver has been kind enough to share some memories with us:

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Last month we learned how Maggie embraced the task of developing the Mill after Jonathan’s death, by working alongside his brother, Robin. They celebrated the 150th Anniversary of the opening of the Mill in September, 2003, with Maggie’s restoration of the bells at the United Reformed Church in Jonathan’s memory, and with “Poetry or Bust” by Tony Harrison, the film and theatre poet. Structural improvements and investment in the Mill continues, first with the £1.5 million re-roofing of the building, and then with refurbishment of the Diner. There are plans now to create a home for the National Textile Archive (plus a conference room and laboratories), and a piazza and public space, which had always been in Jonathan’s mind for the future.

The work continues, the future is bright and we wish Maggie Silver well. Her commitment to Salts Mill would make her husband so proud.

Roger Clarke

 

 

   

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