Day: 4 May 2024

Harrison Spinks partners with Sewing Bee’s Patrick Grant

Beeston-based luxury bedmaker Harrison Spinks has teamed up with designer and BBC’s ‘The Great British Sewing Bee’ judge Patrick Grant to champion quality British craftmanship and highlight the company’s innovative manufacturing processes. Patrick has visited the 300-acre Harrison Spinks farm in Yorkshire where it grows its own natural fillings, and

Local History: Chartists and the Plug Riots

Chartists were followers of a political movement for reform spanning the years 1836 to 1849 taking its name from the 1838 Peoples Charter. They formulated their demands in a six point Charter: Universal (men’s) suffrage, Annual Parliaments, Vote by (secret) ballot, Abolition of the property qualification for MPs, Payment for