Worstead's weavers still homeless

HOMELESS weavers are 'soldiering on' in temporary accommodation until emergency work has been carried out to their quarters.Members of the Worstead Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers had to decamp from their loft in Worstead Baptist Church, at Meeting Hill, last month after a serious woodworm infestation was discovered during investigations to track down an electrical fault.

HOMELESS weavers are 'soldiering on' in temporary accommodation until emergency work has been carried out to their quarters.

Members of the Worstead Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers had to decamp from their loft in Worstead Baptist Church, at Meeting Hill, last month after a serious woodworm infestation was discovered during investigations to track down an electrical fault.

The guild has now begun holding its Tuesday evening meetings in North Walsham's Saddler's Shop and its alternate Saturday afternoon sessions in the town's Roman Catholic Church Hall, according to chairman Brian Morgan.

But members are unable to carry out some weaving projects as they have not managed to find a venue where any of the guild's half dozen large looms could be set up and left. Mr Morgan is keen to hear from anyone who could offer suitably-sized accommodation for one or more of the looms which, meanwhile, have had to be dismantled and are in storage at the Meeting Hill church.


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The guild is believed to be the only organisation of its kind in the country which has large looms permanently set up and which also teaches the traditional crafts to younger generations.

Members will be demonstrating their skills at Wolterton Hall's Organic Garden Day on Sunday May 17 from 10am to 5pm.

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Mr Morgan can be contacted on 01692 406725.

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