Gary Spendlove launches Brettles of Belper book

Slenderella Wholesale managing director Gary Spendlove will be launching a book on the history of the Brettles brand, this June 10.

‘Brettles of Belper’, co-authored with local historian Rod Hawgood, catalogues the history and origins of the textile industry in the Derwent Valley together with a complete history of the Brettles company and its evolution in Belper and London.

Spendlove has worked in the textile industry all his life and he has long associations with the Brettles brand and the company itself in Belper, Derbyshire.

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The Brettles brand continues to this day as a division of Slenderella Ltd. The brand is sold to the public via 700 retail customers and also via its local retail outlet in Belper.

A programme of events will commence at the De Bradelei retail outlet on June 10, 2011 in the town of Belper and will be attended by many important members of today’s textile trade and various other distinguished guests.

This will be followed by a guided tour of the town’s historic sights. The day will end with an evening reception at the Herbert Strutt Grammar School, when the official launch will take place.

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