I'm not sure why they went there to begin with but they left because of the
French Revolution. The revolution confiscated the lace manufacturing
businesses and most of them went out of business.
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From: "Judith Elliott" <jewell(a)iprimus.com.au>
Sent: Saturday, November 30, 2002 2:46 PM
Subject: [Notts] Lace Makers
Can anyone tell me why some of the lace makes of Nottingham went to
Calais France, and the reason they left Calais to live in other parts of
My gg grandfather Thomas Dunk was one of these people.
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