The Brush Factory and the Thomasin family

The Brush Factory was one of Witham’s most important industries in the mid 19th century. It had developed from Matthew Thomasin’s wooden patten-making business of the early 1700s (Pattens were rather like clogs, worn outside the shoe). The Works and the Yard were just off Newland Street (behind what are now numbers 67 and 83). … Continue reading “The Brush Factory and the Thomasin family”