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Lacemakers of Calais

Thursday 15 August 2019, 10:30am - 12:30pm

Type ~ Lecture
Event Capacity: 40
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Richmond Villa is at the northern end of Kent St near the approaches to the Harbour Bridge. Wynyard Station (train and bus) is a 10 minute walk and ferries are 15 minutes away at Circular Quay. There is some metered street parking but public transport is recommended.

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Location: Richmond Villa, 120 Kent Street Sydney (more information here)

Presenter: Gillian Kelly   Bookings essential: $24 members, $37 non-members

Before the industrial revolution, Nottingham was the heartland of English lacemaking. When the craft was mechanised the traditional lace artisans settled in France, where lace was still being made by hand.

Then came the revolution of 1848, which turned the Nottingham artisans out of France.Three shiploads of them came to Australia in 1848 to make a new life (

Come and hear their story.

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