Wednesday, 17 June 2015

June meeting

At our June meeting we had a lovely reminder of playing with grandma's button box.  Our speaker Jenny told us of her 40 year obsession of collecting buttons.  This was combined with a social history lesson taking us back to the Bronze Age jet buttons that have been found and which are now in the British Museum.

We journeyed through the ages seeing changing fashions in dress and how buttons influenced and were influenced by fashion. We came via Matthew Boulton up to the present day hearing about the buttons on the uniforms at Prince William's wedding to Katherine Middleton.

A selection of  Jenny's buttons

Thanks to Jenny for a fascinating talk.

The raffle this month was Turquoise. Thanks to all who contributed. 

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