We are pleased to announce a free virtual talk to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee on Thursday 16th June 2022 at 7.30pm. Join us for this free online lecture exploring the connection between Warner & Sons and royal fabrics, and how the company helped shape the style of royal events for over 100 years.

Warner & Sons began supplying fine furnishing fabric to royalty in 1887 when Queen Victoria placed an order for 39 pairs of curtains, 78 chair seats and backs and 23 sofa seats for a corridor at Windsor Castle. This was only the beginning for Warner & Sons. Dominating the fine furnishing silk market in the late-nineteenth century, Warner & Sons worked on royal commissions for numerous special royal events, including weddings and funerals, and helped decorate many palaces. Warner & Sons fabrics have been used at every coronation ceremony since 1902. Join us on this historical survey exploring the impact Warner & Sons had on royal style and see how textiles created for royalty are still in usage today.

Book your tickets here: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/braintree-museum

This talk is a free event from the Warner Textile Archive, Braintree District Museum Trust, to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee. Booking is required in advance. The talk will be live-streamed on Zoom and you will receive details via email on how to access prior to the start time. Ticket booking will be suspended 3 hours before the start of the event.

The talk starts at 7.30pm and lasts for approximately 1.5 hours, including a Q&A session at the end. A recording of the online event is not included in the purchase of your ticket.