|Straw Plaiting Doll from Tring|
Some of the most frequently visited pages on the Genealogy in Hertfordshire web site relate to the straw plait industry - perhaps because many people look up their Hertfordshire ancestors in the census (particularly the earlier years) and find that the women and children in the household made straw plait.
|Austin Straw Splitter|
One of the earliest references to straw plait relates to a market where it was sold in Tring, and the famous Austin straw splitter was made by a carpenter in the town, so it is appropriate that on 19th September Veronica Main will be giving a talk Tring - its Plaits and Hats to the Tring & District Local History & Museum Society. (7.30 for 8.00 in the Anglican/Methodist Church Hall).
I have created a permanent link to the main straw plaiting page www.hertfordshire-genealogy.co.uk/links/straw-plait.htm which you should use if you want to link to the site.