The Parsonson family of Sudbury

The Parsonson family of Sudbury

When this photograph was taken, Joseph Parsonson, (standing in the centre), employed 5 men to cut, peel and sort the osier rods, (species of willow used for basket making). The image shows the osier sheds in the Edgworth Road garden, Sudbury.
(Parsonson family archives)

The story of Thomas and Joseph Parsonson – father and son who continued the family tradition of basket weaving in Sudbury and stood up to the Sudbury establishment.