On Saturday I ventured into Norwich Castle to a room that is not normally open to the public for the new members tea for The Costume and Textile Association – an independent charity which was set up to promote the unique costume and textile collection of the Norfolk Museums and Archaeology Service.
Established in 1989 with a current membership of around 500. They put on events throughout the year – talk. exhibitions and tours around normally unseen areas of the museums in Norfolk. This year they are planning Great War Fashion (think Mr Selfridge) – a history wardrobe presentation, and as they are celebrating the 80’s with an afternoon of nostalgia of there 25 year history.
Until I went along I had no idea that such treasures were tucked away including original Horrocks Dresses along side books, and a wealth of information on the clothes we wore and the textile industry in Norwich.