Local Industry

Welcome to the Repton Village History Group.

Here you will find a description of the RVHG, including a brief outline of the activities of the group and details of many of the interesting historical facts associated with this ancient community.

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Local Industry

Here is a series of articles about the industries and trades which used to exist in Repton.

Basket MakingRepton was once famous for basket making and osier beds (for the raw material) still exist.
Taylor’s ShopA brief history of the grocers shop, now the Jaipur restaurant.
Repton Steam LaundryHow washing was done in the village prior to electric machines.
Repton Gas WorksBefore gas was piped in from further a field, Repton had its own gas works.
Clockmakers of ReptonDescribing the manufacture of clocks in the village