|Whitchurch Town Hall|
If you explore Whitchurch today, you can still see
|White Hart, Whitchurch|
The fashion magazines of Austen's day like La Belle Assemblee and the Lady's Monthly Museum often mention silk gowns and cloaks.
|Whitchurch Silk Mill|
Whitchurch Silk Mill is still a working factory, and it has produced silk for film adaptations of Austen's novels including Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility.
|Brightly coloured silks wound on swifts at Whitchurch Silk Mill.|
Photos © Sue Wilkes.