We Are England “Our Northern Jacket Empire” 17 October 2022: Monday on BBC One

We Are England "Our Northern Jacket Empire" 17 October 2022: Monday on BBC One 11

Worn by everyone from fishermen to fashionistas, waxed jackets are an iconic fashion item part of the fabric of England. In a factory off the north east coast, a team of high-skilled workers handmake 650 waxed jackets a day. It’s been in the hands of one family for over 100 years and is run today by Dame Margaret Barbour. We meet the team of workers keeping these traditional skills alive and bringing old jackets back to life.

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We Are England explores the issues people care about, as told by them. With real stories from across England each week, the series is a reflection of the opinions and changing face of our country.

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