Leek's Extraordinary Embroiderers
Written and published by Cathryn Walton
Hidden Lives, packed with hundreds of photographs, covers aspects of Leek from Victorian days and reveals the lives of women who stitched for the famous Leek Embroidery Society. Silk manufacturers, solicitors and surgeons feature throughout, together with numerous tradesmen, shopkeepers and clergymen.
Leek people, streets, houses, mills and shops vie for attention on every page.
Hidden Lives is a treasure chest of family and local history and sheds light on to the previously unknown women who stitched exquisite embroidery