Exhibitions, that is. [They were both free.]
Yesterday, in addition to our usual Friday shopping and a pleasant lunch, we managed two exhibitions – although neither was very big.
The County Records Office has a small exhibition about the history of textiles in Hampshire – mostly documents such as invoices, advertisements and account books, although there are some antique lace lappets. There are also 4 embroideries of church arches by Lin Howard, who uses layers of fabric and paper in very interesting ways.
Then we wandered round to the Discovery Centre [I’ve typed that so often now I can almost do it without wincing] for a real dose of nostalgia – an exhibition about Ladybird books. I think this has been touring Hampshire for a while, but it has just made it to Winchester.
There are example of the books, original art work, toys, other books and children’s clothing from the 50s to the 70s – including a ruched nylon swimming costume. Somewhere in a deep dark hole I have a photo of me in one of those. It will NOT appear on this blog – although I undoubtedly looked better in it then than I would now.
These are a bit prettier – more old fashioned roses from Mottisfont.