Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Celebrations in Dundee's Jute Mills

Currently running at Verdant Works, this exhibition is an exciting chance to view a selection of fascinating objects from Dundee Heritage Trust's collection, which aims to show how the jute mills of Dundee were frequently centres of celebration. 

Far from being simply places of work, this exhibition will reveal how the mills had tightly-knit communities, which were keen to celebrate the qualities and achievements of their co-workers and also to recognise important events such as weddings, coronations and anniversaries. 

This is also a unique opportunity to see some previously unseen items which have only recently been acquired by the Verdant Works.   Mills featured in the exhibition include Pitalpin Mill, Camperdown Works and Dudhope Works. 

You can read more about this free exhibition here.