Nottingham, City of Lace

A cottage industry until the 1850s, lace and textile manufacture would grow to become one of the largest local industries, giving Nottingham the moniker ‘City of Lace’.  From 1850 onwards factories and warehouses were built in the area that we now know as the Lace Market to support the manufacture and selling of lace.   Some of Nottingham’s best known industrialists were textile manufacturers, including Thomas Adams, Birkin’s, Morley’s and J Jardine.

Look through our selection of photographs which illustrate this industrial heritage.  Images also available as digital licensed images, art prints, canvases and gifts.

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