David Evennett, MP for Bexleyheath and Crayford, was one of the special guests at the unveiling of a new exhibition at Hall Place on Saturday morning, 14 September.
“Pattern to Print” tells the story of Crayford roots within the silk industry over three centuries. A print works was founded by Augustus Applegarth in 1826, and it became known as David Evans and Co Ltd of Crayford in 1843. They produced fine silks for famous clients including Liberty’s, Holland and Holland and Sir Elton John, before closing its doors in 2001.
The exhibition tells the story of David Evans, the evolution of their techniques and how they advanced in to screen printing in the 1970s.
Mr Evennett said “David Evans is an important of Crayford’s industrial heritage and I am delighted that it has been recognised with this excellent exhibition. It is well worth a visit.”
The exhibition is open until 16 March 2014.