U3A Tudor Talk

Tweet On Thursday 4 April 2024 we presented our Tudor Talk with costume display for the University of the Third Age in Washington Tyne and Wear. The University of the Third Age (U3A) is an […] Read more »


Tweet We presented our Regency Costume Talk for the E.Y.E.S – East Yorkshire Embroidery Society in Cottingham recently. It was the second time we have visited the group – having previously presented our Tudor Talk. […] Read more »

Castle Howard Costumes

Tweet I recently visited Castle Howard (June 2022) and they currently have a wonderful exhibition of film costumes so I thought I would share photographs of the costumes and the information included in the exhibition. […] Read more »

The Quilters Guild

Tweet I presented my Regency Talk for the Quilters Guild in Stannington in Northumberland yesterday. Had a great afternoon – the ladies in the group really enjoyed my talk – we certainly enjoyed presenting it. […] Read more »

Textile Talk

Tweet I presented my Tudor Talk and Costume Display for The Border Textile Group last week. We were in Foulden near Berwick in a large airy hall in the centre of the village – the […] Read more »

Regency Talk 2021

Tweet I presented my Regency Talk for Middlesbrough Teesside Women’s Institute last Saturday at St Marys Centre in Middlesbrough. After a couple of years of postponements due to the current health crisis it was wonderful […] Read more »

Regency Emma Spencer

Tweet I am presenting a number of costume events next year including “Enter the World of Jane Austen – Regency Costume Talk with Display”– A very interesting, lively, humorous and informative lecture about the design and construction […] Read more »

Dickensian Festival

Tweet My sister Carol and I enjoyed a great day in Grassington this Christmas wearing our 19th century inspired costumes for the Dickensian Street Festival.   There was plenty to see and do, including wonderful […] Read more »