Linton Tweeds Visitor Centre
Grid Ref NY 395558
Shaddon Mills, Shaddongate, Carlisle, Cumbria. CA2 5TZ. Tel: 01228 527569
Email : [email protected]
Scotsman William Linton started the Linton Weaving Mill in the Caldewgate area of Carlisle in 1912. The area was famous for handloom weavers even before the industrial revolution. Two salesman with ponies and traps travelled the Lake District buying wool and selling woollen suit lengths. William’s friend, Captain Molyneaux, introduced him to Paris couture, and particularly to a young lady later known as Coco Chanel. Chanel is still the most prestigious customer.
Lunches and light refreshments are available in the coffee shop, and there is a shop selling Linton fabrics.
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