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New email addressRead MoreOctober 24, 2020

The glitch in the blog last week was caused by an email problem. Now the blog has a new address.

Hatfields GreenRead MoreOctober 17, 2020

Walking in London always turns up surprises.

Article of the Week - number thirty six - a jumper by Elizabeth FrinkRead MoreOctober 17, 2020


Each week an item from the collection is highlighted in the blog. This week it is a Ritva Man jumper by Elizabeth Frink.

Refugees at the Imperial War MuseumRead MoreOctober 17, 2020

London's Imperial War Museum newest exhibition is about refugees.

The Poet, William McGonagallRead MoreOctober 17, 2020

William McGonagall is famous for his poetry but his first profession was as a weaver.

The Tailor of FrantRead MoreOctober 17, 2020


George Smart was a tailor... and an artist.

The red dress revisitedRead MoreOctober 10, 2020

Following last week's blog about the Red Dress, a reader got in touch...

Article of the Week - number thirty five - Aesop's FablesRead MoreOctober 10, 2020


Each week an article from the collection is chosen to feature on the blog. This time it is Aesop's Fables by Elizabeth Frink.

Biodegradable footwearRead MoreOctober 10, 2020

The clothing industry's wastefulness has got a designer thinking.

Joan WhelanRead MoreOctober 10, 2020


In the 1950s Europe was recovering from the Second World War and fashion took a starring role in that recovery.