Northern Society of Costume and Textiles

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Date: 30/06/2018

Title: The Georgian Gentleman

Venue: Cawthorne Village Hall, Nr Barnsley, South Yorkshire S75 4EH

Cost to Members: 12.00

Cost to Non-Members and Guests: 15.00

Cost of Lunch (if applicable): 10.00

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Saturday, 30th June 2018

'More about the Georgians...’


Cawthorne Village Hall,

Tivy Dale Road, Cawthorne, Barnsley S75 4EH


PLEASE NOTE:  Pre-booking is essential for this meeting.


We are visiting the pretty village of Cawthorne once again. Further to our January meeting in York when Alison Larkin introduced us to the female Georgians of the day, we are delighted to welcome Dr David Allen to give us the male overview of the era. He will not only describe the Georgian gentlemen’s attire but is also able to delight us with many artifacts and items appropriate to the etiquette and habits of the time; a real insight into this fascinating period!


Originally from Derbyshire, Dr Allen now resides in Huddersfield. After reading History at Cambridge and an initial career in teaching, he became a senior curator for English Heritage. Research for his doctorate looked at aspects of eighteenth-century social life centred around a notable Norfolk family. He holds the Freedom of the City of London and is Liveryman in the Worshipful Company of Tylers and Bricklayers, where he is also the Steward of the Silver, putting his particular knowledge of Georgian silver to good use. We are in for a treat!


A splendid buffet-lunch has been arranged. There is ample parking adjacent to the building. The venue has disabled access, without steps, to the rear of the premises, where parking is also permitted.




10.30am: Coffee/Tea on arrival 

11.00am: ‘The Essence of a Georgian Gentleman,’ Dr David Allen

Setting the scene: Georgian Gents Dress, Waistcoats, Pockets & Boxes 

12.30pm: Lunch 

2.00pm: 'Georgian Eating: Food, Tableware, Cutlery etc.' Dr David Allen


PLEASE NOTE: Pre-booking is essential for this meeting.

Date: 06/10/2018

Title: The long and the short of it

Venue: Church House, Ilkley LS29 9DR

Saturday 6th October 2018

Venue:  Church House, Church Street, Ilkley

"The long and the short of it "

The speakers will be:

Mary Holt on "Traditional Indian Textiles in Dress"

Jill Rawlings on "Good Yorkshire Quilting"

PLEASE NOTE that pre-bookig is essential for this meeting, but this cannot be made until full details of the meeting are posted here a few weeks in advance of the event.