Axminster Carpets: day of action in pictures

10:45 25 February 2013

Alexis Morris aged three with her dad Mike in Axminster on Saturday morning. Photo by Terry Ife ref mha 8574-09-13TI To order your copy of this photograph go to www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

Alexis Morris aged three with her dad Mike in Axminster on Saturday morning. Photo by Terry Ife ref mha 8574-09-13TI To order your copy of this photograph go to www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

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Photo gallery. Community rallies to show its support for world famous carpet factory.

This was the scene in Axminster on Saturday when hundreds rallied to show their support for the town’s carpet factory.

Union branch secretary Derek Branker, the Mayor of Axminster, Councillor Andrew Moulding, and hundreds of workers and local families turned out to launch a petition.

Recently-appointed branch chairman of the Community Union, Pete Coath, helped to organise the event. He is a weaver who has worked at Axminster Carpets Limited for 37 years.

The petition is calling on the Government to provide more help for the nation’s carpet industry.

Crisis talks are still under way at the factory to safeguard jobs.

Administration is a back-up plan, if talks fail to come up with a rescue package for the business which employs around 400 people.

Updates to follow.

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