Basketmaking in Campden
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”