The Duke of Devonshire called at the Framework Knitters’ Museum on a bitterly cold morning early in February to see what is on offer for visitors. 45 minutes were scheduled but he spent an hour and a half with us, looking at all there is to see. The Hand Frames were demonstrated and he asked many pertinent questions. The combination of living and working conditions, together with the old Chapel, provided him with an insight into the hard lives of the Framework Knitters and their families. He found the place fascinating and was very complimentary, pointing out that there was nowhere else where visiting schoolchildren would go home with scarves they had knitted themselves – a unique selling point – a “USP”.