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Notes from the Archive: The Bowmont Project

To keep you inspired and entertained, we've decided to delve into the Finisterre archives, and over the coming weeks we will be looking at key moments from our history. Moments that have shaped us, defined us, and left an enduring mark in the memories of our team and community.

We'll update you with a new blog every Thursday - with films and anecdotes from founder Tom Kay, to give you a little insight into what made these special moments happen.

Lesley Prior with one of the sheep from her Bowmont flock

The Bowmont Project

Welcome to the second instalment of our Notes from the Archive series as we look back on the incredible journey of the Bowmont Project; bringing superfine Merino wool production back to British shores together with Devonshire farmer Lesley Prior. Founder Tom Kay shares his memories and a personal perspective on the story, and the deep meaning it holds for us at Finisterre. From just 28 sheep - a breed on the edge of extinction - the flock now numbers over 300. Grown in Devon, and knitted in Manchester, the project is an enduring testament to our love affair with both wool and British manufacturing.

 

  

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Tune in every Thursday for more Notes from the Archives, as we collectively look forward to the time when we can embrace our coastal playground once more. 

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