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JUNE 2016 MEETING OF STRADBROKE W.I.
The ladies of the W.I , 27 of us plus 3 visitors, gathered in happy anticipation of an evening of ladies fashion through the ages to be presented by Kindra Jones and they were not disappointed. First we had our usual robust rendering of Jerusalem followed by Gill and Jane dealing with the general business and informing us of the marks our members received for their offerings at the Suffolk Show. These were good marks but not enough to win the coveted first prize and we say well done and thank you to the ladies who were brave enough to enter the competition on our behalf, Carol Darling ,Jane Gemmill , Carol Bird , Betty Chittock ,Patricia Woodward, Phyllis Gunn and Annie Harbrow are their names, a talented bunch . Their pieces were on display for our delectation and admiration and we were all most impressed by them. The presentation of birthday posies came next and thanks expressed to our hostesses for the evening. Among our visitors was Kamal Ivory who has decided to join us as of July and so we say welcome to her and thank you for joining ,we hope you will be happy with us.
On to the presentation of the evening as Kindra introduced herself giving us a brief history of how she came to be so involved in historical costumes having worked at Kentwell Hall in full costume and experienced for herself the problems of wearing such heavy and restricting garments, particularly long woollen skirts in wet weather, memories of wet dogs come to mind. The demonstration started with the basics,that is underwear and corsets. Oh my word I am so glad that we have moved on from the multiple layers, laces and stays that defined the shape a lady should, or as often as not,should not display to the world, although some of the elasticated garments of today can be…Continue