Huguenot Walk around Spitalfields
How are Mulberry trees connected to the Huguenots?
Until recently, they stood in the playground of Morpeth School in Bethnal Green. They were planted by Huguenot weavers, who grew the trees for their Mulberry leaves. The silk worms needed to eat these leaves to make silk. The weavers then wove the silk into beautiful gowns and coats for wealthy people. These trees were pulled down in 1963 due to disease and storm damage.
There are traces of the Huguenots all over Britain. Below are some fact sheets and activities to get you started in your exploration of Huguenot Places and Traces!