Lindley & Lindley

Lindley & Lindley

Lindley & Lindley

The Hosiery and Lace Manufactures in Georgian and Victorian England

These were the two staple trades of Nottingham, and to them the town owed its rising wealth and magnitude. The hosiery trade was not of much importance till the middle of the eighteenth century, nor that of lace till the year 1778, when the point net machine was invented - an improvement which was superceded in later times by warp and bobbin net machines. Many females used to be employed in the making of bone or cushion lace, till they found a more profitable occupation in ornamenting hosiery and embroidering wrought lace net.

The Lindley and Lindley Hosiery Factory was situated on Alfreton Road in Nottingham and was demolished around 2000, though it had ceased to produce fully-fashioned nylon and silk stockings many years previously. By great fortune, we have acquired some 200 pairs of silk and nylon stockings, both fully-fashioned with seams and point or cuban heels as well as RHT stockings, some with a plain black seam which is both very rare and highly sought after. All these beautiful nylons have been painstakingly sized, graded and repackaged accordingly. Why not bag yourself a piece of history?


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