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Dressing the Victorian Lady – Keeping Warm in Bed

Join us for an informative and entertaining talk from Margo Singer and Polly MacLeod on Dressing the Victorian Lady, focusing on how the Victorian lady kept warn at night.

In this session, Margo and Polly will talk through and show examples of nightwear, as well as looking at quilting and quilts used to keep warm at night in the nineteenth-century. This session will also include examples of quilting patterns, and the Manchester Quilt made by The Elizabeth Gaskell’s House Sewing Bee will also be on display. Ticket price includes tea/coffee and cake.

Tickets £12 or £16 with house entry valid for 12 months.

Thu 8th Nov 1.30pm - 3pm

Event, Readings/Lectures

A Large Cheerful, airy house, quite out of Manchester smoke.

Charlotte Brontë on visiting the House, 1851