This walk is based around the 1901 Census, when 38% of the working inhabitants of the area adjacent to what is now the Ruskin Centre were employed in the glass trade. These ranged from glass packers to glass masters; and their houses from a single rented room to elegant town-houses. Places of entertainment, socialising and ‘networking’ varied from back-street pubs to private clubs. Following in the footsteps of the Census 1901 Enumerator, Walter J Cartwright, we view examples of each.

As special item we visit ‘Glassmakers Cottage’ where Charles Hajdamach, founding Curator of the Broadfield Glass Museum, has discovered a ‘crib kiln’ in his garden.

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Saturday 26 August, 1pm to 3pm
Meet Outside Ruskin Glass Centre entrance.
Price £6.00 - tickets must be bought in advance

Wine included

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