Cardinal Fashion Studio

When I was 11years old I was on holiday in Lyme Regis1981, I found these 2 books in a second hand book shop and they which have captured me ever since, I think at the time I paid £11 each which blew out my holiday money and I had to beg my dad for extra […]

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‘Tailored’.  An exhibition by the 62 Group

Two weeks ago we had a holiday in the North Yorkshire Moors and took the opportunity to travel to Farsley, near Leeds to visit the 62 Group’s exhibition at Sunny Bank Mills. The exhibition, which ended  July 2nd, was called ‘Tailored’ and I was particularly interested in seeing how each artist had interpreted the title, […]

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Cover to Cover

Eliza Haywood: Writer and Publisher I mentioned Eliza Haywood in a previous blog post as she is credited with being the first woman to make a living from writing.  There is very little evidence to  show the existence of a  Mr. Haywood  but records do mention that she had two children and that her first […]

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Cover to cover – Bridging the Gap in Store Street

In my previous blog for EAST I wrote about how my current work, which had begun with research into a portrait of Isabella Montagu, Duchess of Manchester, had developed into something much broader. I am now looking at a wider range of women who had connections with the small area of Bloomsbury where I study […]

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Didn’t we have a lovely time, the day we went to Messing!

Hands up everyone who sang along to the title – and who now has an earworm! Seriously though, we did have a lovely time at our last meeting which took place in Messing near Colchester, Essex. Two of the meetings we have in a year we call ‘Non-Anthea days’. These are the meetings that our […]

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