Bentley Knitting Machines on Flickr.
Via Flickr :
The Bentley Engineering Group, whose works was in New Bridge Street, Leicester, was, in the 1950s/60s, the world’s largest manufacturer of industrial knitting machines. Foreign competition, from Italy and the Far East saw a steady decline, production finally ending in 1988.
Advert scanned from a 1964 guide to Leicester.
…according to Rev. Pete Hobson of Leicester Cathedral. He mentions this in passing in this piece about the Yorkshire Post's bizarrely belated campaign to have RIII buried at York Minster but regrettably gives no further details. Here's what he says:
'Of course York Minster is a great and…