The book Industrial Archaeology of Hertfordshire: has a useful account of the silk mills of Hertfordshire and identifies mills at Baldock, Hatfield, Hitchin, Redbourn, Rickmansworth, St Albans, Tring and Watford. An extract from this book, and also a extract relating to child labour, are quoted on the web page Silk Mills at Watford.
Evans D. & Co. (J. Akers, manager) Brook street,
Post Office Directory, 1866
|On 30th January 1836 the Bucks Herald published a detailed account of a major fire at the Silk Mill at Tring, which was then employing about 800 people.|
4th January 1842. --- There was this morning another fire at Tring silk mill, and the damage is estimated at £3,000 or £4,000.
The Silk Mill at Tring
From Around Tring - The Second Selection
There is a significant book by Wendy Austin on the history of Tring Silk Mill
212 people in Tring had silk related occupations in the 1881 census.
The Old Silk Mill, St Albans
A Hartmann postcard posted in 1904
|Lullingstone Silk Farm
Ayot St Lawrence
Feeding the Silk Worms
[Mid 20th century?]
It is now situated at Compton House, Sherborne, Dorset.
Silk Making Machinery (Children of the Labouring Poor)
|December 2009||thumb images of Lullingstone Silk Mill|
|June 2011||silk making machine|