Your article: Ropemaking became people’s livelihoods in Pocklington

1855 Watson map shows the flax mill.
1855 Watson map shows the flax mill.

Rope and net making was a skill practised in Pocklington from early times.

Rope was used for many purposes including the tying of animals, and nets were used for fishing, and for the covering of farm stacks of Hay, straw or flax.

The main ingredients of rope making were hemp and flax which has been grown in the Pocklington area since Roman times. Certainly, the Mediaeval period have records of many linen weavers in the town.

Read Andrew’s full article in this Thursday’s (20 March) new-style Pcoklington Post.