Our Latest Blue Plaque
13th December 2017
Yes it’s the Village’s 8th plaque (with yet another to follow in the next few months…)
The unveiling of the Penny Hole Plaque took place at 11.00am on Saturday the 9th of Dec.
Penny Hole Cottage is down at Low Mill Village and the home of Colin Welby.
The plaque reads ‘This building was the gatehouse for the historically significant Low Mill the world’s first successful worsted spinning mill built in 1787 workers who were late were fined one penny’.
Colin had generously agreed to pay half the cost of the plaque with the balance being shared equally between the Society and the Parish Council.
Despite the very cold weather there was a large turnout of Society members. Colin warmed us all up with mulled wine and mince pies.