Friday, 8 October 2010

Textile Centre Newbury Berks

Having been told about this museum, Chris and I went for a day out and made a visit.
The museum was set up to Document the Nation's Needlework Heritage.
The Country Wife, a mural 5m wide by 4.5m high [6yds x 5yds] is being restored. The mural in 3D was designed and made for the Festival of Britain in 1951 and shows the lives and hobbies of women at that time. A lot of work and money is needed to restore this wonderful project. Also on show when we were there was a collection of Church kneelers, and many of items of interest.

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Green Lane trip starting in Helmdon

Yesterday was the only day this week we had time to go out and enjoy the Green Lanes [Byways], so we set off around 9am to travel to Helmdon...