Basketmaking in Campden

Judith Ellis

Henry Ellis with his cart of baskets, outside the Seagrave Arms, Weston-sub-Edge
Henry Ellis with his cart of baskets, outside the Seagrave Arms, Weston-sub-Edge
Trade notice for H. G. Ellis, Basket Works
Trade notice for H. G. Ellis, Basket Works
The Basket Shop yard with finished pot hampers and osiers stacked for use
The Basket Shop yard with finished pot hampers and osiers stacked for use

Basket-making has always been an essential trade in the countryside in the days before cardboard and plastic packaging.  The craft was taught to apprentices who in time became journeymen and either set up on their own account or eventually took over from their master.  The ‘Basket Shop’ was also a centre for social and leisure pursuits.

For descriptions of basketmaking see the articles below.

This topic links to the one on “Blossom Time” 

 

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