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  1. A good clear introduction to each of the main figures and their relative place in the scheme of things. Well done. 🙂

  2. A beautifully produced website. I found the use of the photographs particularly interesting; and the linkages to William Morris are excellent. Well done to the Heritage Group.

  3. I am wondering if you have or know anyone who has information on the Wardle family. On my Bladon family I have Ellen Bladon who married a Joshua Wardle in 1776 at Uttoxeter. They had a son Joseph in 1776 and I am trying to discover if he is the father of Joshua Wardle b1802 and hence Sir Thomas’s father. Ihave Ann Jacques book and this is the Joseph who married Matha Earls so I really need to know who this Joseph’s parents were. The Joshua who married Ellen Bladon as born in 1741 at Ipstones (I think)

  4. Congratulations- clear, precise and accurate, just what is needed. Here’s hoping this is the basis of a really informative and valuable resource that complements existing collections.

  5. Have been wondering why my children are getting such high marks in textiles at school and thought it may be in their genes lol. We are related after all….great great great uncle Sir Thomas Wardle. Apparently we even owned Alton Towers at some point 😉

    1. Sir Thomas was my great great great grandfather, my grandfather was Thomas Fearon Wardle. I visited Sir Thomas and Dame Elizabeth’s grave often, St Edward the confessor church Cheddleton, there are lots of pieces of work in the church connected to Thomas And Elizabeth.

  6. Hello, Today I bought a roll of vintage fabric and the name on the edging is Bernard Wardle. So I got on the computer and was doing a search on Bernard Wardle which brought me to this site! I am so very happy that I get a large roll of the most beautiful fabric material, and its great quality! Incidently, I am from Middlesbrough and there is a great designer from Middlesbrough called Christopher Dresser and please look at Christopher Dresser society…. he is an amazing designer…. as is Bernard Wardle. Please also visit the Dorman museum in Middlesbrough to see Dresser-Fest exhibition. Just want to say that your website is very informative and its great to see the Wardles are being celebrated! Thankyou

  7. Congratulations on this excellent website. I am the grandson of Hilda Wardle (died 1994 as Hilda Maitland Dougall). She was the granddaughter of Sir Thomas.

    I am so fascinated and proud to learn more about the Wardle family.

    Thank you so much!

  8. Interesting little site, I own Dame Elizabeth’s original menu book,that she wrote and had printed to help Ladies who were newly wed, it is my prize possession☺️ My father is the illegitimate son of Thomas Fearon Wardle, Thomas died in Levin Newzealand 1986. The Wardle family paid for my dads education but never gave him their name. It has been a wonderful journey tracing my dads ancestors,there are letters held at the Staffordshire records office confirming my dads parentage. Well done.

  9. Hi, I’d love to know if I can have permission to use some of the images featured on your website and in the book ‘Dye, Print, Stitch’. I am writing an article about William Morris and Thomas Wardle and need some images to illustrate the piece. Please can you get in touch with me. Many thanks, Jo

  10. I am researching the Leek silk manufacturers Wardle and Davenport who worked from the Big Mill in Mill Street Leek. Henry Wardle was an inn keeper and photographer who went into the silk business with George Davenport, silk throwster.

    Are Sir Thomas Wardle and Henry Wardle related?????

    All help gratefully received!

  11. I’m trying to establish if this line of Wardle is linked to my family. So far I’ve got back to 1816 Daniel Wardle from Wincham in Cheshire. It’s not far away from the area also the village in Cheshire called Wardle. Any information would be appreciated thanks

  12. Glorious ! Amazing Arts & Crafts period connections.
    Can we have frequent seminars, bespoke tours of the buildings & churches associated with the Wardles & Arts & Crafts architects/designers. I would be happy to pay a fee
    for a guided tour and I know it would be so popular with other ladies interested in the visual Arts.

    1. Thanks for your comment on our website,. I do guided tours of Leek which feature the embroideries and Leek’s Art and Crafts connections. Happy to help you anytime. Cathryn Walton

  13. Please note details of a lecture by Dr. Brenda King at St. Martin’s Church, Low Marple,
    SK6 5DT at 7.30 p.m. On Friday 13th October. It is entitled “Stitch and Stone” -Architects and Embroidery in the Gothic Revival Era. Entrance £5 at the door. Refreshments provided.

    I hope you can disperse this information.

    Thank you

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