Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Textile histories

Some of us hold on to things for a long time because of their sentimental value. This windbreak had been in my family for 70 years or so and has its own story to tell. My father's side of the family come from North Norfolk and during WW2 this parachute was shot down over my family's farmland in Norfolk. You were supposed to report incidents like this but most families just scooped them up to turn them into other things. My grandmother made windbreaks for everyone in the family and because we are the sort of people who never throw anything away it is still in my Dad's garage!

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