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Sanquhar Knitting

Certificate, Third Place, Class 316, Edinburgh and Midlothian Annual Competitive Industrial Exhibition

Period:
20th Century
Description:

This certificate was won by Jessie Wilson in 1924.

 

Both Jessie Wilson and her mother knitted Sanquhar gloves and socks for a living in the years after the First World War.  In the 1920s they received 2/6 (12 1/2p) for making a pair of gloves with initials or a full name worked at the wrist.  The person placing the order would supply the wool.  When orders were scarce they knitted gloves with 'Sanquhar' at the wrist for general sale.

Materials/Media:
card
Dimensions:
202mm x 304mm
Source:
Sanquhar Tolbooth Museum
Accession number:
SQRTM:0207.17
Digital Number:
SQDO001n
Creation Date:
1924
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council