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Visit to The Weald & Downland Living Museum

Visit to The Weald & Downland Living Museum

Wednesday 19 June 2019

Weald & Downland Living Museum, Town Lane, Singleton, Chichester, West Sussex PO18 0EU

A get-yourself-there visit.

The Weald & Downland Living Museum is an open-air museum where rural houses and buildings have been rescued and reconstructed in the magnificent landscape of the South Down’s National Park. However it is more than that – it tells the story of English rural life and how people lived, worked and dressed.

See full details. Price Per Person: Member £15.00, Non Member £25.00

Visit to Dents Glove Factory

Visit to Dents Glove Factory

Tuesday 10 September 2019

Furnax Lane, Warminster BA12 8PE

A get-yourself-there visit to Dents in Warminster with tour.

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Breaking the Mould? Freedom and restraint in Victorian dress

Breaking the Mould? Freedom and restraint in Victorian dress

Saturday 05 October 2019

Apex City of Bath Hotel, James Street West, Bath (opposite Green Park station) BA1 2DA

The freedom we have in the clothes we wear today really only came to fruition in the 1960s but the foundations, excuse the pun, were laid during the Victorian era. Born in 1819 and coming to the throne in 1837, as an cossetted eighteen year old, Victoria gave her name to a period which was complex and paradoxical. Wealth, power and innovation brought rapid change, which many women embraced, but change brings reaction and it took another century to really break free.

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Lunch price TBA

Note that there is no parking available at the hotel. The nearest car park is Charlotte street - about 5 minutes walk away.

The Glove Story

The Glove Story

Saturday 16 November 2019

Bath Bowls Club, Pulteney Road, Bath BA2 4EZ

Speaker: Rosemary Harden

The Fashion Museum in Bath is custodian of one of the best collections of gloves in the world and over the last two years Rosemary Harden, curator of the museum, has worked with the Worshipful Company of Glovers of London to bring together this precious collection under one roof.

Preceded by mulled wine and mince pies!

See full details. Price Per Person: Member Free, Non Member £10.00

Booking will open after the WECS Wardrobe Summer edition has been published.

AGM & White Embroidery Accessories in the Victorian Period

AGM & White Embroidery Accessories in the Victorian Period

Saturday 08 February 2020

Venue TBA

2019 is the two hundredth anniversary of the birth of Queen Victoria. Her birth heralded in a period of rapid change. Industrialisation and the expansion of Empire brought wealth, a growth in democracy and the expansion of the middle class affecting dress and fashion, and lace, that indicator of status and wealth, could now be made by machine and so was within the reach of many.

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