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Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day Celebrations.

Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day Celebrations.

Susannah 11/11/2020 0
Every year we as a nation unite to remember those who have fallen fighting for our country. This year celebrations will be a little different due to C...
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The Armed Forces and COVID-19

The Armed Forces and COVID-19

Susannah 27/08/2020 0
 Coronavirus has disrupted many of the Armed Forces celebrations this year. Armed Forces Day, which was supposed to see celebrations across the countr...
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The Blues and Royals Regiment

The Blues and Royals Regiment

Susannah 04/03/2020 0
  The Blues and Royals regiment is made up of the Royal Horse Guards (RHG) and the 1st Dragoons. They are a cavalry regiment in the British Army and, ...
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75th Anniversary of VE Day

75th Anniversary of VE Day

Susannah 30/01/2020 0
This year marks the 75th Anniversary of VE, or Victory in Europe Day. On 8th May 1945, Winston Churchill made an announcement on the radio at 3pm afte...
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The Life Guards Regiment

The Life Guards Regiment

Susannah 30/10/2019 0
The Life Guards (LG), along with The Blues & Royals, are the most senior regiments in the British Army. Together they form the Household Cavalry Regim...
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Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday 2019

Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday 2019

Susannah 24/10/2019 0
Remembrance Sunday, will be held on Sunday 10th November. The National Service of remembrance will be  held at the Cenotaph at Whitehall in London at ...
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Operation Market Garden

Operation Market Garden

Susannah 24/09/2019 0
This year, the 17th of September, marked the 75th anniversary of Operation Market Garden. This World War II mission was fought in the Netherlands from...
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The Royal Logistic Corps

The Royal Logistic Corps

Susannah 22/08/2019 0
The Royal Logistic Corps (RLC) is not only the largest Corps in the British Army, it is also an incredibly diverse organisation. Its soldiers work on ...
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The Kings Royal Hussars

The Kings Royal Hussars

Susannah 16/07/2019 0
The King’s Royal Hussars are a regiment with cavalry traditions and an interesting history. The King’s Royal Hussars were established in 1992, however...
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Military Sword Belt Ensembles

Military Sword Belt Ensembles

Susannah 09/07/2019 0
Sword belts in the military are worn around the waist, their purpose being to hold a ceremonial sword. There are various styles of belts available, so...
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Military Colours

Military Colours

Susannah 01/07/2019 0
Military colours, standards or guidons are carried to act as a rallying point for troops and to mark the location of the commander. During the High Mi...
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Armed Forces Day 2019

Armed Forces Day 2019

Susannah 25/06/2019 0
Every year Armed Forces day is celebrated to show support for the men and women who make up our Armed Forces community. This can include veterans, cad...
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Wyedean’s bespoke commissions

Wyedean’s bespoke commissions

Susannah 20/06/2019 0
Wyedean is known mostly for manufacturing accessories and accoutrements for the Armed Forces around the world.  We are, occasionally asked to produce ...
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Household Cavalry set to move from Windsor

Household Cavalry set to move from Windsor

Susannah 21/05/2019 0
The Household Cavalry Regiment, who are made up of the Blues and Royals Regiment and the Life Guards Regiment, have been based in Windsor for more tha...
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Combat Stress- Bring Them Home.

Combat Stress- Bring Them Home.

Susannah 30/04/2019 0
A new campaign has been released by the veterans’ mental health charity ‘Combat Stress’. The aim of the campaign is to reveal the isolation experience...
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The Grenadier Guards

The Grenadier Guards

Susannah 25/04/2019 0
The Grenadier Guards have been active since 1656 and are one of the British Army’s most iconic and oldest regiments. The members of the Regiment are r...
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The Royal Lancers

The Royal Lancers

Susannah 08/04/2019 0
  Queen Elizabeths’ own Royal Lancers are the armored cavalry regiment of 12 Armored Infantry Brigade. Their motto is ‘Death or Glory’ and their famou...
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D-Day Anniversary

D-Day Anniversary

Susannah 25/03/2019 0
Each year, thousands of people, descend on Normandy in France to remember those who risked their lives in D-Day, Operation Overlord and the Battle of ...
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Wyedean at the Movies

Wyedean at the Movies

Susannah 29/01/2019 0
 While Wyedean primarily manufactures regalia and accoutrement for the military, armed and uniformed services, it also supplies to the film and televi...
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Diver makes Great War Discovery and reunites family.

Diver makes Great War Discovery and reunites family.

Susannah 10/01/2019 0
Roger Bennett, a police diver from the Yorkshire and Humber Regional Marine Unit, was searching for a murder weapon at the bottom of the River Loxley ...
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Remembrance Day 2018

Remembrance Day 2018

Susannah 30/10/2018 0
   On Sunday the 11th of November 2018 at 11am the country will fall silent to remember those who fought for our country. This year Armistice Day and ...
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1914-1919 Roll of Honour War Memorial

1914-1919 Roll of Honour War Memorial

Rosie 25/10/2018 0
 War memorial almost lost forever as wartime researchers struggle to find it a new home.  The Roll of Honour was originally displayed at the Woodlands...
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The order of precedence for the British Army

The order of precedence for the British Army

Susannah 16/10/2018 0
The divisions of the regular army of the British Army have an order of precedence which dictates the order in which these divisions parade, from right...
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HMS Pickle

HMS Pickle

Rosie 04/10/2018 0
  There have so far been eight ships named HMS Pickle in the Royal Navy. The most recent being an Algerine-class minesweeper which was launched in 194...
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The Rifles

The Rifles

Susannah 13/09/2018 1
The Rifles is the largest British Army infantry regiment. There are a wide range of jobs in the regiment, which, unlike any other regiment in the infa...
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Constable and Governor of Windsor Castle

Constable and Governor of Windsor Castle

Susannah 30/08/2018 0
The Constables and Governors of Windsor Castle take charge of Windsor Castle on behalf of the Sovereign. The Constable does not receive a salary but l...
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How to wear your Medals

How to wear your Medals

Susannah 21/08/2018 0
   The British Armed Forces recognise outstanding personal achievements by giving individuals from the Royal Navy, Royal Air Force and British Army va...
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Military Funerals

Military Funerals

Susannah 07/06/2018 0
 A military funeral is a memorial given by the military for a serviceman who died in battle, a veteran or prominent military figures. A military funer...
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High Sheriffs

High Sheriffs

Rosie 16/04/2018 2
A High Sheriff is a ceremonial officer appointed to each county of England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The Office of High Sheriff is a non-political ...
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The Royal Irish Regiment

The Royal Irish Regiment

09/04/2018 0
The Royal Irish Regiment is made up of two Battalions, one Regular and one Reserve. The regiment is the only one to be awarded the Conspicuous Gallant...
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Military Chaplains

Military Chaplains

Katie 15/03/2018 0
A chaplain is a religious representative who is attached to a secular institution such as a prison, military unit or hospital. Originally, the world c...
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Military White Parade Gloves

Military White Parade Gloves

Susannah 30/01/2018 0
White cotton tri-service gloves are worn on ceremonial parades in the British Army, Royal Air Force and Royal Navy. They are worn for ceremonial event...
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Dalton, Barton & Co Ltd.

Dalton, Barton & Co Ltd.

Rosie 25/01/2018 0
  Dalton Barton & Co was a textile manufacturing company founded near Coventry on the 16th of January 1852. The name Dalton and Barton corresponded wi...
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Royal Gurkha Rifles

Royal Gurkha Rifles

15/01/2018 0
The Royal Gurkha Rifles (RGR) forms part of the Brigade of Gurkhas in the British Army. They are a rifle regiment whose soldiers are recruited from Ne...
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The Bradford Pals

The Bradford Pals

Susannah 04/01/2018 0
The Bradford Pals were the 16th and 18th Battalions of the West Yorkshire Regiment. The Pals regiments were units of men who lived, worked and sociali...
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Queen to formally commission HMS Queen Elizabeth.

Queen to formally commission HMS Queen Elizabeth.

11/12/2017 0
The Queen has formally commissioned the aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth. She was joined by Princess Anne, First Sea Lord Admiral, Sir Philip Jon...
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Royal Navy Sailors to perform Changing the Guard

Royal Navy Sailors to perform Changing the Guard

Rosie 30/11/2017 0
Royal Navy sailors are to perform Changing the Guard, often also referred to as the Changing of the Guard, at Buckingham Palace for the first time in ...
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The Royal Marines

The Royal Marines

Susannah 13/11/2017 0
  The Royal Marines are the amphibious troops of the Royal Navy and one of the world’s most elite commando forces. They are held at a very high readin...
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The Royal Artillery (RA)

The Royal Artillery (RA)

Susannah 06/11/2017 0
 The Royal Artillery (RA) provides firepower to the British Army and is more commonly known as the ‘Gunners’. Regular and reserve units make up the Ro...
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The King's Troop 70th Anniversary Parade

The King's Troop 70th Anniversary Parade

17/10/2017 0
The King’s Troop 70th Anniversary Parade is due to take place on the 19th of October 2017 in Hyde Park, London. The event celebrates 70 years since th...
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The Royal Regiment Of Scotland

The Royal Regiment Of Scotland

Rosie 16/10/2017 0
    The Royal Regiment of Scotland is the most senior and only Scottish line infantry regiment forming a core part of the British Army. The regiment c...
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Sprang Weaving

Sprang Weaving

12/10/2017 0
Sprang is an ancient method of constructing fabric that gives it an appearance similar to netting so that it has natural elasticity. Sprang, unlike ne...
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The Royal Air Force Regiment

The Royal Air Force Regiment

Susannah 05/10/2017 0
The Royal Air Force Regiment (RAF) is the ground fighting force for the Royal Air Force and provides a range of force protection. The Royal Air Force ...
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Foot Guards

Foot Guards

Susannah 19/09/2017 0
The Foot Guards are the Regular Infantry regiments of the Household Division of the British Army. There are five active regiments of the Foot Guards a...
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Duke of Wellington’s Regiment

Duke of Wellington’s Regiment

14/09/2017 0
The Duke of Wellington’s Regiment was an infantry regiment in the King’s Division, formed in 1702 by Colonel George Hastings, 8th Earl of Huntingdon. ...
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Yeomen Warders

Yeomen Warders

Susannah 04/09/2017 1
Beefeaters, is the affectionate name given to what are more formally known as the Yeomen Warders of Her Majesty’s Royal Palace and Fortress the Tower ...
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Royal Hospital Chelsea

Royal Hospital Chelsea

29/08/2017 0
The Royal Hospital Chelsea is a nursing home and retirement facility for British Army veterans. The London-based Hospital is located on Royal Hospital...
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Dalton Barton World War II Letter

Dalton Barton World War II Letter

Rosie 15/08/2017 0
The Wyedean Weaving Company established itself in Haworth in 1964 as a manufacturer of narrow fabrics, braid and uniform accoutrement. The business or...
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Bespoke Wedding Cap Tallies

Bespoke Wedding Cap Tallies

08/08/2017 0
A cap tally is a black nylon ribbon which is usually tied into a bow on the left-hand side of a Royal Navy sailor’s cap. The tally is black with a gol...
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Cocked Hats

Cocked Hats

03/08/2017 0
A bicorne, or cocked hat, is a two-cornered cocked hat which was worn during the 18th and 19th centuries and was adopted from the European and America...
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Royal Bermuda Regiment

Royal Bermuda Regiment

20/07/2017 0
Formerly known as the Bermuda Regiment, the Royal Bermuda Regiment (RBR) is the home defence unit of the British Overseas Territory of Bermuda. Origin...
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David Wright Founder of Wyedean

David Wright Founder of Wyedean

Rosie 11/07/2017 0
Wyedean was formally founded on 7th April, 1964, by David Wright. Before starting his own business, David’s first job after leaving school was as an a...
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The Invictus Games

The Invictus Games

10/07/2017 0
  The Invictus Games are an international multi-sport event for Paralympic athletes. The first Invictus Games took place in 2014 in London. The event ...
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HMS Queen Elizabeth is ready for Sea trials.

HMS Queen Elizabeth is ready for Sea trials.

Susannah 27/06/2017 0
As Britain’s largest ever warship,  it’s been an anxious and exciting wait for the launch of HMS Queen Elizabeth as it finally left its dockyard in Ro...
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Ranks Of The Royal Air Force (RAF)

Ranks Of The Royal Air Force (RAF)

12/06/2017 4
The Royal Air Force (RAF) introduced officer ranks in 1919. Prior to this, Army ranks were used.  Interestingly, many ranks within the Royal Air Force...
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What is a Spur?

What is a Spur?

Susannah 08/06/2017 0
Spurs are usually worn in pairs on the heels of riding boots. Their purpose is to help direct the horse to move forward or laterally while riding. The...
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Haworth 1940s Weekend 2017

Haworth 1940s Weekend 2017

24/05/2017 0
        The annual Haworth 1940s weekend this year took place between Friday the 19th of May and Sunday the 21st of May.  This famous annual event see...
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Flag of the 45th Line

Flag of the 45th Line

Susannah 24/04/2017 0
Ensign Charles Ewart was a Scottish soldier of the Royal North British Dragoons and is most famous for capturing the regimental eagle of the 45th Regi...
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Military Parade

Military Parade

Rosie 29/03/2017 0
A military parade is an organised formation of soldiers who are restricted by close-order manoeuvring marching or ‘drilling’. Up until the late 19th c...
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International Women’s Day and the Military.

International Women’s Day and the Military.

08/03/2017 0
International Women’s Day started in 1910 when Clara Zetkin (a famous German advocate for Women’s rights) suggested the day become an international da...
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The Royal Tank Regiment

The Royal Tank Regiment

08/03/2017 1
The Royal Tank Regiment or RTR is the oldest tank regiment in the world. The RTR was formed as early as 1916 during the Great War by the British Army....
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Blue is the Colour

Blue is the Colour

22/02/2017 0
The soldiers chosen to Troop the Colour, on June 17th at Horse Guards Parade, have this year been examined to check they are up to the job. The 1st Ba...
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Medal Ribbon

Medal Ribbon

15/02/2017 0
Medals, Military Orders and Decorations are given to members of the armed forces to recognise and celebrate their personal accomplishments. Medal bars...
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Flying Scotsman on the Worth Valley Railway.

Flying Scotsman on the Worth Valley Railway.

Susannah 07/02/2017 0
The Flying Scotsman was built in Doncaster for the London and North Eastern Railway (LNER) in 1923. It was designed by Sir Nigel Gresley and was to be...
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International Defence Exhibition and conference (IDEX)

International Defence Exhibition and conference (IDEX)

30/01/2017 0
The International Defence Exhibition and Conference, or IDEX as it’s more commonly known, is the most important tri-service defence exhibition in the ...
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United Kingdom Special Air Service (SAS)

United Kingdom Special Air Service (SAS)

Richard 09/01/2017 0
The Special Air Service (SAS) is the British Army’s most renowned United Kingdom Special Forces (UKSF) unit. Its motto is ‘Who Dares Wins’ and has bec...
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The Parachute Regiment

The Parachute Regiment

Rosie 04/01/2017 0
The Parachute Regiment, also known as “The Paras”, is an airborne regiment of the British Army that acts as support to the United Kingdom Special Forc...
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Why Do Troops Salute

Why Do Troops Salute

22/11/2016 0
 Salutes are primarily used in the Armed Forces to show respect. There are numerous methods for performing the salute including: hand gestures, rifle ...
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Remembrance Day 2016

Remembrance Day 2016

02/11/2016 0
Britain will fall silent for two minutes to remember the end of the First World War on Friday the 11th of November. This tradition of holding a silenc...
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The Household Cavalry

The Household Cavalry

25/10/2016 0
The Household Cavalry (HCav) is made up of the Life Guards and the Blue and Royals - the most senior regiments of the British Army. These two regiment...
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Women In The Military

Women In The Military

26/09/2016 0
 Women serving in the military has always been a controversial topic. As increasing numbers of countries begin to expand the role of women in their mi...
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What is a Lanyard used for?

What is a Lanyard used for?

24/08/2016 1
A lanyard is also referred to a fourragère – and is a braided cord with a sharp spike at one end. The fourragère is a very old component of some milit...
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When Is A Waist Sash Worn?

When Is A Waist Sash Worn?

Susannah 10/08/2016 0
A sash is usually a large and colourful ribbon or band of material that is worn around the body. Sashes either drape from one shoulder to the opposing...
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What Is The Purpose Of A Sword Knot?

What Is The Purpose Of A Sword Knot?

20/07/2016 0
           The sword knot began existence as a simple cord attached to the hilt of the sword of a mounted soldier. The knot is in fact, a loop usually...
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HMS Prince of Wales

HMS Prince of Wales

13/07/2016 0
HMS Prince of Wales is the second ship to be constructed under the Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier classification after HMS Queen Elizabeth. The plan...
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Armed Forces Day 2016

Armed Forces Day 2016

Susannah 22/06/2016 0
This year, Armed Forces Day, formerly Veterans’ Day, will be celebrated across the UK on Saturday 25th of June. It is a chance for everyone to show th...
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HMS Queen Elizabeth

HMS Queen Elizabeth

Rosie 15/06/2016 0
  HMS Queen Elizabeth is the lead ship of the Queen Elizabeth-class of aircraft carrier, with HMS Prince of Wales following closely behind in 2017. A ...
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Which Narrow Fabric Will Suit My Needs?

Which Narrow Fabric Will Suit My Needs?

08/06/2016 0
     Wyedean has manufactured narrow fabrics for over 150 years. Although its product range has grown vastly, narrow fabrics remain one of its core pr...
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Military Tunic Embellished With Fleur-De-Lis

Military Tunic Embellished With Fleur-De-Lis

Rosie 29/04/2016 0
Military Tunic The May 2016 edition of popular fashion magazine Vogue contains a feature exploring some of the Rolling Stones’ most unforgettable cost...
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BBC Drama ‘To Walk Invisible’ Brings Famous Bronte Family Back to Life

BBC Drama ‘To Walk Invisible’ Brings Famous Bronte Family Back to Life

Richard 27/04/2016 0
Penistone Hill in Haworth is perhaps the most fitting of locations for the filming of a major new BBC drama series about Haworth’s most famous literar...
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Haworth Primary Smart Board Donation

Haworth Primary Smart Board Donation

27/04/2016 0
Wyedean is hugely proud of its deep roots in Haworth, and in addition to supporting the local community by employing many people from the village, it ...
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Button Size Conversions

Button Size Conversions

18/04/2016 0
Ligne, or line, is a unit of measurement that was used for centuries prior to the adoption of metric system, to define the diameter of buttons, watch ...
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Why Should You Visit Bronte Country, Haworth?

Why Should You Visit Bronte Country, Haworth?

Susannah 05/04/2016 0
  Wyedean has been manufacturing military uniform accessories in Haworth for over 50 years, since 1964. One of the first challenges it faced upon its ...
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Wyedean Charity 2016: Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Wyedean Charity 2016: Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Susannah 24/02/2016 0
   Every year the staff at Wyedean Weaving select a charity to support. For 2016 Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA) has been selected. Past fundraising eve...
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Cadet Helmet - Product Development

Cadet Helmet - Product Development

29/01/2016 6
Wyedean has worked on various projects with the UK Army Cadets since 2012, and 2015 saw the release of the first Cadet helmet to be worn during traini...
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Hand-Crafted Royal Navy Ship's Crests

Hand-Crafted Royal Navy Ship's Crests

22/01/2016 17
 As current holders of the contract for the supply of ship’s crests to the Ministry of Defence, Wyedean is proud to announce the launch of its new onl...
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Supporting A Healthier Environment

Supporting A Healthier Environment

10/12/2015 0
 On Saturday 14th November 2015 a team of volunteers from Wyedean gave their time to take part in a local tree planting session at Mould Grieve Farm, ...
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West Yorkshire Police Say Goodbye To The Iconic Police Hat

West Yorkshire Police Say Goodbye To The Iconic Police Hat

12/11/2015 0
With over 5,000 police officers, West Yorkshire has one of the largest police forces in England and it’s in this county that the traditional police he...
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Where Did The Aiguillette Come From?

Where Did The Aiguillette Come From?

09/11/2015 0
     Aiguillette is an old French word for needle or tag, and refers to the metal tag at the end of the cords. Its origin is the same as shoe laces: b...
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Remembrance Sunday 2015

Remembrance Sunday 2015

Rosie 02/11/2015 0
This year Remembrance Sunday takes place on November 8th. Remembrance Day honours heroic efforts and sacrifices that were made in past wars. This day ...
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The Military Medal Ribbon

The Military Medal Ribbon

Rosie 22/10/2015 0
          The Military Medal (MM), created by King George V in March 1916, was a way to acknowledge the acts of bravery in war which were not consider...
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The Newest Addition to Team Wyedean

The Newest Addition to Team Wyedean

Richard 01/10/2015 0
Wyedean is hugely proud to unveil the newest addition to its team, Private Parts. Designed and put together by local Haworth sculptor Craig Dyson, Pri...
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Queen Elizabeth II Becomes Longest-Reigning Monarch

Queen Elizabeth II Becomes Longest-Reigning Monarch

Rosie 08/09/2015 0
             Later today, on the 9th of September 2015, Queen Elizabeth II will become the longest-reigning monarch in British history. The record for...
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Armed Forces Day

Armed Forces Day

08/07/2015 0
   On Saturday 27th June, Armed Forces Day was celebrated up and down the country for men and women who served, both past and present in the armed for...
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Movies Featuring Wyedean Manufacturing

Movies Featuring Wyedean Manufacturing

Richard 01/07/2015 0
 While traditionally specialising in ceremonial regalia, it is Wyedean’s versatility and adaptability that has seen it branch out and succeed in other...
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When is the HMS Queen Elizabeth launch?

When is the HMS Queen Elizabeth launch?

14/05/2015 0
 After floating out onto the water for the first time on the 17th July 2014, the HMS Queen Elizabeth is being built on the Rosyth Docks as we speak. A...
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Wyedean Celebrates Its Golden Jubilee

Wyedean Celebrates Its Golden Jubilee

08/04/2015 0
 The 7th of April 2014 was a momentous day for Wyedean as it celebrated its Golden Jubilee. With 50 years of manufacturing in Haworth since 1964 this ...
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Development Manufacture Supply

Development Manufacture Supply

02/02/2015 0
Development - Manufacture - Supply. Three words that are central to Wyedean's core business practices. Wyedean is not just a supplier of goods constan...
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