The Lost Beasts of Buxton

If you're in Buxton this afternoon and need to shelter from the heat of the day, why not join our friends at Buxton Museum for their free family event, making carnival masks and hats inspired by ancient creatures! 1-4pm at Buxton Museum via The Lost Beasts of Buxton

Three fans

Within the collection of objects that we've called 'Lady Jane's Museum' there are three beautiful fans which may have belonged to Lady Jane Franklin or to the Gell family from Hopton Hall. According to an expert at The Fan Museum in Greenwich, the oldest one dates from the seventeenth century: In the earlier part of … Continue reading Three fans

“The Hard Way” The story of Hannah Mitchell by Louise Jordan

I don't know how many of our followers are in London, or within striking distance thereof - but this sounds like a very stimulating event.  The London School of Economics is staging a free performance tomorrow, Wed 26 June 2019, at 6.30pm, viz., a one-woman show entitled 'The Hard Way': the story of campaigner Hannah Mitchell … Continue reading “The Hard Way” The story of Hannah Mitchell by Louise Jordan