Wednesday 4 October 2017
Owners of one of the last of the iconic 1,000 industries of Birmingham, the Hook family have been associated with the Mother of Pearl trade since 1824. The original factory was situated in the Hockley area of Birmingham and was one of many companies making Mother of Pearl buttons. Over the years the range of items made from Mother of Pearl expanded to include handles for cutlery, side handles for revolvers, jewellery and inlays for furniture. However, with the arrival of plastic the trade declined until only George Hook remained.
Our visit takes place at 10.30 am on Wednesday 4 October where we will have a talk and demonstration on this beautiful trade over a cup of tea or coffee.
Location : Pope Street, Smethwick Birmingham B66 2JP
Numbers limited to 15 people only.
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Thursday 19 October 2017
(AGM) evening starts at 6.45 pm
The Barber Institute
University of Birmingham
Birmingham B15 2TS