• Short Summary

    FUNDS WORTH GBP1 MILLION SUPPLIED BY A WOOL GROWER'S LEVY IN AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND AND SOUTH AFRICA WILL BE USED TO BUILD A WOOL RESEARCH CENTRE IN YORKSHIRE, THE HEART OF THE TEXTILE INDUSTRY.

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    FUNDS WORTH GBP1 MILLION SUPPLIED BY A WOOL GROWER'S LEVY IN AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND AND SOUTH AFRICA WILL BE USED TO BUILD A WOOL RESEARCH CENTRE IN YORKSHIRE, THE HEART OF THE TEXTILE INDUSTRY.

    WORK BEING ON THE CENTRE IN JUNE AND THE INTERNATIONAL WOOL SECRETARIAT, OVERSEEING THE PROJECT, SAY RESEARCH WILL START THERE EARLY IN 1968.

    THE CENTRE IS TO GO UP AT ILKLEY, NEAR BRADFORD, CLOSE TO HARD-WON EUROPEAN MARKETS. MUCH OF THE RESEARCH WILL DEAL WITH THE PROBLEMS OF SHRINKING AND OTHER ALLIED TROUBLES LIKE CREASING AND WRINKLES.

    THE TECHNIQUES OF IMPROVING COLOUR FAST DYES WILL ALSO BE STUDIED. THE GROWER COUNTRIES, THROUGH THE COMMONWEALTH SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH ORGANISATION, WILL SUPPLY THE CENTRE WITH THE RESULTS OF THEIR OWN BASIC RESEARCH ON WOOL, AND THIS WILL BE DEVELOPED AT ILKLEY.

    IT WILL HAVE ITS OWN MILL WHERE WOOL WILL BE EXAMINED FROM HE RAW STATE, THROUGH ALL THE STAGES OF SCOURING AND SPINNING TO WEAVING AND THE FINISHED GARMENT. THE OTHER MAIN WORK AT THE CENTRE WILL INVOLVE THE DESIGNING AND MAKING OF IMPROVED PIECES OF EQUIPMENT AND MACHINERY FOR THE INDUSTRY.

    A MODEL OF THE CENTRE IS ON VIEW AT THE OFFICES OF THE INTERNATIONAL WOOL SECRETARIAT IN LONDON. THE MANAGING DIRECTOR, MR. WILLIAM VINES, AN AUSTRALIA, SPOKE TO OUR REPORTER ABOUT IT:

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    Film ID:
    VLVACFXBKVF8ESAQOTSPCDCKS27IT
    Media URN:
    VLVACFXBKVF8ESAQOTSPCDCKS27IT
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/03/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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