[Bell Historians] Salleys

A Willis zen16073 at z...
Thu Jun 5 21:00:05 BST 2003

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Chris pickfrd wrote
One in a Taylor estimate of 1888 for "Ropes of best Italian hemp with
worsted salleys 10/- each"

Why worsted sallies? South Wraxall had 'a set of New Bell Ropes with
worsted tuffing' in 1783, which intrigued me, as worsted is not a cloth
associated with the Wiltshire Cloth Industry.
Anne Willis

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