Welcome to Dawe’s Twineworks and the Coker Rope & Sail Trust

P1040391a Gates heading

P1040390a gates

New gates and a car park

There are six pages describing the Dawe’s twineworks and its restoration. If you hover your mouse over the ‘Twineworks’ tab above, you will find the other five.


The twisting heads spin. Neil oils them

The twisting heads spin. Neil oils them

We are all very saddened that Neil Evans died on New Year’s Day after a short illness.
Neil brought his long experience of rope and twine-making to the work he did restoring our original machinery.  Trust Chairman Ross says:  “Such a kind man and friend. Without his fantastic help the Dawe’s Twineworks  project would never have happened. We owe him everything.”


The historic ‘Shanks’ diesel engine is now in place in the engine house. Its big flywheel has been fitted and work has begun to install its cooling, fuel and starting systems etc.
The line shaft on the first floor was driven for the first time since the Twineworks closed 40+ years ago last November. Now the main shaft on the ground floor has been powered too.  See the page dedicated to the restoration of the Twineworks’ machinery. HERE

The rebuilding of the west end of the Ropewalk is also now complete and looking splendid, see HERE

Other pages to see:
Progress made in recent months in Grant-Funded Restoration
The ‘History’ page.
and   Dawes Twine Works (Somerset Routes).
Can you identify any of the people in these old photos. Click HERE?
Some photos of Cider-making HERE

And remember that the Ropewalk is open to all on the 4th Saturday of each month."I want two small people replacing ridge tiles, and will the rest of you cut oak posts please"

“I want two small people replacing ridge tiles, and will the rest of you cut oak posts please”
(West Coker Brownies visit June 2013)








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(Thanks to Jim Lefeuvre for photos taken during the Brownies visit)

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