& the People of the Parish

An introduction to gloving and its development in the local area, including the establishment of J.M Reed & Co.Ltd. based at Riverview, Kingsbury Episcopi.

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Photographs, stories and films of local families involved in gloving.
Photographs from 1890-1960s collected by Helen Chorley, niece of Jessica Millicent Reed, whose name was given to the gloving factory – J.M.Reed & Co.Ltd.

Links to images and information sent in by families connected with the gloving business of Riverview. They record the people, work and social events involving the glovers of the Parish, archived by local people, telling their own family histories. Contact us and take part – you too can add images/information to the archive.

Gloving Artefacts:

Film made with permission of CHAC – Community Heritage Access Centre, Yeovil - part of Somerset Museums.