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AGM & White Embroidery Accessories in the Victorian Period

AGM & White Embroidery Accessories in the Victorian Period

Saturday 08 February 2020

Bath Bowling Club, Pulteney Road, Bath BA2 4EZ

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.

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

Shoes

Shoes

Saturday 21 March 2020

The Bristol County Ground, Nevil Road, Bristol BS7 9EJ

Historically shoes have always been a signifier of status and wealth and the more decorative and difficult to walk in the less functional they become. Today our desire for comfort in shoes, as in clothes, helped along by advances in textile technology, has led to function and fashion becoming more closely aligned.

Who would have thought that today virtually everyone from children taking their first steps to octogenarians trying to stay mobile would be wearing the same type of shoe, the trainer, which started life as a sports shoe. This study day will look at the history of fashionable shoes from Roman times to present day.

A great opportunity to wear your favourite, most outrageous sparkly trainers, impossible heels, or charity shop moccasins!

See full details. Price Per Person: Member £28.00, Non Member £38.00, Lunch £13.00

You are free to bring your own lunch and eat it on the premises if you wish.

Janet Arnold Study Day

Saturday 03 October 2020

Widcombe Social Club, Widcombe Hill, Bath BA2 6AA

A date for your diary

See full details. Price Per Person: Member TBA, Non Member TBA, Lunch TBA