Monthly Archives: July 2011

The Exciting Meeting!

It has been a week of meetings.  Don’t worry this blog post won’t read like minutes.  There are a few things that might interest you.  In fact one of the meetings was actually very exciting!  Jess and I met with … Continue reading

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Poetic hats and shoes

Inspired by the theme of this project Penny Boxall wrote this wonderful poem.  I hope we hear more from her through the course of the project.   Unpacking my Grandfather by Penny Boxall The jackets – all but his best … Continue reading

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Dressing up

Sam and I had a jolly morning at the Didcot Railway Museum looking at hats.  There was surprisingly quite a range; different shaped peaks, soft crowns, hard crowns, various embroidery techniques and colours but each hat unmistakeably belonged to a … Continue reading

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Military fashions

I went to visit the Museum for the Soldiers of Oxfordshire (SOFO) this morning, completely ignorant about military history and uniforms and not knowing what to expect.  It is currently located in a large room in Woodstock which was probably … Continue reading

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Objectives and Magic

This project is busting at the seams with ideas and everyone I talk to has something new and exciting to add.  It’s fantastic that there is so much support and enthusiasm.  But this wild beast needs taming, or we risk … Continue reading

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Essential Accessories: Hand bags and Heels

Yesterday Sam, Carol and I visited the Lightbox in Woking.  What a lovely gallery!  The exhibition we went to see displayed the most incredible shoes and bags, truly beautiful, from the collections at Northampton Museums and Art Gallery and Museum … Continue reading

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