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From: Joy Langdon <>
Subject: Re: [CHS] Havannah
Date: Tue, 16 Jun 2009 18:52:08 +0000 (GMT)
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I see in the Events on the Three Three Shires Textile Festival website mentioned in a previous posting there is a talk by Ian Doughty on "From Copper to Velvet - Havannah, Cheshire's Deserted Village".   The contact details are Congleton Museum and the Museum website says that the main exhibition this year will be textiles.  Might be worth contacting them for information if none of the listers can help.



From: Ian Cameron <>
Sent: Tuesday, 16 June, 2009 6:05:46 PM
Subject: [CHS] Havannah

I'm hoping there's a lister familiar with the industrial activity at Havannah, near Congleton, fifty years ago.  As a teenager in the early 1960s I remember how, if we were driving down the A34, my late father would take the opportunity to pop in and sort out one or two things at business premises in Havannah.  He was a manager with Worralls dyeworks in Salford, the largest of a consortium of more than a dozen companies known as English Velvets, who were dyers and finishers of velvets and cords.  In notes of his that I have he referred to the premises at Havannah, which I imagine were part of the consortium, simply as "Havannah". Can anyone suggest which company it would have been?

Ian Cameron

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