From Lancashire to China: a Weaver's Tale

Locations
Muirhead Tower Atrium
Category
Exhibitions
Date(s)
Tuesday 1st July (09:00) - Thursday 16th October 2014 (18:00)
Contact

Cadbury Research Library: Special Collections
Email: special-collections@bham.ac.uk
Tel: 0121 414 5839

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Follow the story of Lucy Mellodey (1870-1930), a cotton weaver from Blackburn in Lancashire who swapped mill work for nearly 30 years in the interior of China as a missionary. When she set sail for the first time in 1899, Lucy embarked on a life of travel and experiences which few working class women of the time had opportunity to pursue. The exhibition tells her story through original documents, photographs and artefacts.

Cost to attend: Free of charge