(The website link that was here no longer works) One of Audlem's premier attractions is due to re-open this Friday with the Mill shop on Audlem Wharf now in the hands of new proprietors Peter and Christine Silvester. Peter tells Audlem Online he's still keeping his options opening about the exact time of opening on Good Friday with much work still to be done to get the shop ready. The scaffolding erected to complete the external work has already been removed and the shop is now being stocked.
The Silvesters previously ran a needlecraft business which specialises in embroidered canal scenes, Abacus Designs in Matlock, Derbyshire, and were suppliers to the previous proprietor of the Audlem Mill shop, John Stothert. The ground floor of the Mill is to be a canal shop along similar lines to before, with no change to the fabric of the building but with new fittings. The first floor will display canal art and they aim also to provide display opportunities for non-canal art by local artists. There will also be an emphasis on needlework, rag rugging and crochet, reflecting their previous business which they established in 1993. Peter and Christine plan to live in the second floor flat.The opening hours for the re-opened business will be confirmed shortly. There are also courses on needlework and, hopefully, there will be a link-up with other local courses on, for example, canal art.
The re-opening of this very popular business will be seen as very good news for Audlem, its tourist appeal and the local economy. Peter and Christine Silvester have already put an enormous amount of work in to re-opening the business. They have told Audlem Online how excited they are to be taking over the Mill, and they are keen to get involved in Audlem life.
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