Stoneleigh Abbey

Today my role as ‘the Temporary Keeper of the Repatriation of Rural Artefacts’ finally came to fruition, and the Back to the Land project was up and running. Vicki Slade, Senior Curator at Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum brought artefact M1103.1928 Bookmark back to Stoneleigh Abbey. Here she lead a fascinating discussion on the effects of industrialisation upon the area, and the silk ribbon weaving industry. As one of our participants commented, ” Who would have thought you could glean so much from something so small.”