VIDEO: Camira marks 200th anniversary

This year marks textile manufacturer Camira’s 200th anniversary in the transport industry. The company is telling the story of its heritage in a series of three films, which will be released throughout 2022.

The first video features a fascinating interview with Michael Holdsworth, whose family founded the Holdsworth textile company acquired by Camira in 2007. It can be viewed here:

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Beginning with a look at its past, the first film is now available to view on Camira’s website and YouTube channel.

Beginning life as a worsted spinning mill, Holdsworth was established in 1822 by Michael’s ancestor, a cloth manufacturer named John Holdsworth. Over the next two centuries, the family-owned business gained a reputation for supplying speciality fabrics to transport operators across land, air, and sea, and was a founding member of the Moquette Manufacturers’ Association.

In the three-minute film, Michael, who is the sixth generation of the Holdsworth family and held the position of Managing Director of the company from 1979 to 2007, explores some of the highs, lows, incredible achievements, and beautiful fabrics made during the company’s history.

Featuring archive footage and original photographs from the 1800s through to the early 2000s, the film captures the advent of mass public transport, and the fabrics which brought passengers comfort and gave identities to some of the most famous operators and routes in the world.


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