00. The Exhibition

The ‘Making of Todmorden’ exhibition was staged in June 1993 at Todmorden Town Hall. John Gibson of Westminster designed the building; it is considered one of the finest municipal buildings in the country.  The exhibition was opened by one of Todmorden's Nobel prizewinners, Sir Geoffrey Wilkinson. As you can see from these photographs, it was enormously popular with over 4,000 visitors over the five day period. It tells the story of Todmorden Cotton at its peak, and its decline. Many of the companies involved in weaving and ancillary trades have long since gone. Today, Todmorden is a thriving market town with a vibrant community set in some of the most stunning Pennine scenery.

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