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Silk and Steam

Silk and Steam

Silk Mill and Steam train

On arrival at the Silk Mill you will be served tea/coffee and biscuits before joining your guide for an informative tour of the Mill. The Mill is built on Frog Island, around which the River Test and its tributary flow. The crystal clear waters power the waterwheel and on the top floor of the Mill you can discover how a system of interconnecting gears and shafts transmits the power to the silk winding frame. Whitchurch Silk Mill has ensured the craft of silk weaving has been passed down through generations. Today that heritage is represented in the organzine, twills and herringbones, with fresh contemporary designs and classic colourways, being woven on this carefully protected site. Stroll round the gardens or visit the on site shop before heading back to Alresford for some free time to get lunch before boarding your steam train on the Watercress Line for a return trip. There are places to eat in Alresford or on the station plactform in the buffet.

 

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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Name Address Contact Details
Ashingdon Golden Cross Golden Cross, By Fox (Welcome Homes)
Ashingdon Post Office Ashingdon Post Office
Basildon Trafford House Trafford House (Adjacent to Basildon Rail Station)
Chalkwell Park Chalkwell Park Bus Stop
Cricketers Westcliff Cricketers Bus Stop, Southend on Sea
Hadleigh - Vic House Cnr Vic House Corner, Kiln Road, Hadleigh
Hadleigh Church Hadleigh Church, Bus Layby
Hockley Spa Spa Road Bus Stop, Hockley
Kents Hill Lights Kents Hill Lights Bus Stop, London Road, Benfleet
Kiln Road (Kenneth Road) Kiln Road (Kenneth Road) - Thundersley
Leigh on Sea - Elms Elms PH, London Road, Leigh on Sea
Leigh on Sea - Thames Dr Thames Drive, Leigh on Sea
North Shoebury Road Bus Stop , outside Asda (St Marys)
North Shoebury Road, Shoeburyness
Pitsea Old Granada Bingo, Pitsea SS13 3AH
Rayleigh Websters Way Websters Way, Rayleigh, opp Rayleigh Lanes
Rochford Station Bus Stop Rochford Station Bus Stop, Bradley Way
Shoeburyness - Kathryn Ct The Cambridge.(Kathryn Ct.), Shoeburyness
South Benfleet Clare Rd Tarpots Coach Stop (opp Clare Road), Sth Benfleet
Southchurch Tyrrel Drive Southchurch Road - Tyrrel Drive (Swintons)
Southchurch White Horse White Horse Bus Stop, Southchurch
Southend Airport Bus Stop, Southend Airport, Eastwoodbury Crescent
Southend Queensway Bus Layby, Rear of Sainsburys, Southend
Thorpe Bay Station Station, Acacia Drive, Thorpe Bay
Vange Barge Vange Barge Bus Stop, High Road, Pitsea
West Leigh Schools West Leigh Schools, London Rd, Leigh on Sea
Westcliff Halfords London Road Westcliff, Halfords
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