Saturday, 4 August 2012

Kidderminster


Kidderminster is a town just seventeen miles south of Birmingham. It is famous for its carpet industry history. Some of the famous names in carpets come from the town of Kidderminster. The town is full of wonderful architecture from old mill buildings, many of which are situated along the canal waterways.


A settlement has been at Kidderminster since Anglo Saxon times but the invention of the power loom and large scale carpet production has always been an important part of the economy. Carpets are still made in the town today. Brintons Carpets is a firm that started carpet making in the town in 1785 and it is still going strong.


There are three shopping areas in Kidderminster with Weavers Wharf being the latest addition. Many major brands are present here and the old mill buildings have been used to house various retail outlets.


Photos of Kidderminster





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