Newbury Coat Replica

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Newbury Coat Replica

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The 1991 Newbury Coat is a replica of the coat made in June 1811 at Greenham Mills. The replica was made in 12 hours 36 minutes and 26 seconds from when shearing of sheep commenced until the coat was worn by radio and television personality Johnny Morris. The coat was made at Newbury Agricultural Show during the presidency of Mr David Hopson, whose company Camp Hopson, sponsored the attempt on the 18th Newbury Coat Record. The coat was presented to the Museum during an event held at St Nicolas’ Church Hall for all the people involved in its making.

Period: Late 20th century

Place: Newbury

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