New Axminster Heritage Centre

Neil Parish made a special visit to learn more about the new Axminster Heritage Centre. As he was unable to attend the official launch event, Neil asked if he could take a look at the centre at another time.

Dr John Church, Chairman of the Trustees, gave Neil a private tour of Thomas Whitty House, the home of Axminster Carpets and spoke about some of the exhibits on show.  Neil was very supportive of the facilities and future plans commenting:

"The new Heritage Centre is a wonderful asset for Axminster and a great attraction for both residents and visitors".

There is some fantastic archive British Pathe footage of Axminster Carpets from the 1950s at this link (2:43 onwards). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HnVFv2M1QbE