The Kent Branch of the AMUSF

This is where kent upholsterers, practising and retired, come together to discuss topics and issues regarding the upholstery industry

The AMUSF was founded in 1947 (then as the AMU) to protect the interests of upholsterers, small furniture makers, and soft furnishers.  In those days of post-war austerity, this group of master craftsmen (and craftswomen) were starved of many of the materials needed for their trades. They felt the need for a group voice and mutual support to tackle the difficulties this caused and, in the highly regulated environment of the time, to ensure that they could influence local and national government in the framing and enforcement of laws which affected them. For more information visit


The Kent Branch was formed about 30 years ago in Gravesend and is very well established. Members meet to discuss issues affecting the AMUSF and also to promote the craft by demonstrations at country fairs, exhibitions and the Worshipful Company of Upholders. It meets the first  Wednesday in the month at Cuxton Social Club, near Rochester. Social events include treasure hunts, weekends away and quiz nights. Its most prestigious event is the Christmas dinner dance, attended not only by members and their families but also the Livery Company, suppliers and other AMUSF members across the UK.  


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