Museum appeals for artifacts for exhibition

Goole museum are appealing for objects for their Burton factory exhibition in September.

Staff and volunteers are currently working on the display and would like people to loan or donate objects relating to the factory and its workers.

Generations of local people were employed at Burtons, making made-to-measure suits.

The factory site on Rawcliffe Road, Goole was demolished in 2022.

The original factory first opened in 1949. Burton’s were originally based there followed by BMB Menswear, who continued to make suits for Burton, as well as Saville Row, the England football team and designer Jeff Banks.

Goole Museum curator Dr Alex Ombler said: "We're looking for anything that relates to the history of the factory like suits that were made there, catalogues or brochures produced by the company, or perhaps tools of the trade like shears and tape measures from the cutting room.

"Other things like personal photographs of workers would also be welcome, anything which captures a sense of working life at the factory."

The exhibition is scheduled to open at the museum on 14 September and run until 21 December.

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