Got FWK in your DNA?

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A family history event at the Framework Knitters’ Museum

Thursday 23rd May 11.00 – 4.30

Knitting families outside the Museum site’s Chapel 1882


Many people find ‘FWK’ written in the census records of their ancestors. Framework Knitters were so numerous in this area that it was simply abbreviated to ‘FWK’. It wasn’t only Ruddington either. Right through Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Derbyshire were communities of knitters producing socks, shirts, caps and undergarments for every social class at home and abroad.

The Framework Knitters’ Museum is partnering with genealogist Russell Davies and Ruddington Library to help people discover more about their family’s past and what life for framework knitters was like. On May 23rd you can visit the Museum for free if you have FWK in your DNA and find out for yourselves how your ancestors lived. If you want to find out more about your family history, then you can also book a half hour session with Russell Davies to explore further.

To book a free research session call 0115 9816914 or email