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SADBERGE HISTORY TRAIL

Point 8 – The Site of the Tannery

Plaque

Introduction

As well as farming, the tannery was a key provider of employment in Sadberge in the earlier part of the twentieth century.  It occupied a site at the bottom of what is now Goodwood Close, near a natural spring of water nearby.  The tannery closed in 1970, and its decline and demise are indicative of the changes that are very much a part of the modern, more rural, Sadberge.  The tannery is shown on the map produced at the time of the 1891 census.  Information from this and the 1901 census noted a number of related occupations in shoe and boot making.


Memories of The Tannery

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Go back to Point 7 – The Tuns at Sadberge.       Go on to Point 9 – St. Andrew's Park.

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