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Village Group Meeting – Lucy Adlington – “Tea Gowns and Tea Time”

27th October 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Join Dutton WI at Preston Brook Village Hall for a group meeting. Tickets are £4.50 will be on sale at the September and October meetings.

LUCY ADLINGTON, renowned speaker and Costume Historian, will entertain us with her talk on:


“A terribly tempting talk set in the thirties – a decade of streamlining, speed and style.”

  • Find out what’s on at the pictures and who’s broadcasting on the wireless.
  • Learn how diet and drastic underwear can help you fit in the sleek lines of thirties frocks.
  • Discover how the future looks from the 1930s.
  • Plus, top tips on cake baking, linen laundry and tea-leaf reading. The perfect accompaniment to a delicious cream tea!


Lucy Adlington took an English degree from Cambridge University and an MA in Medieval Studies from the University of York.

After many years running unique hands-on history workshops and presentations for museums, schools and heritage sites, Lucy now specialises in costume history, with a passion for the early 20th Century. She collects 19th and 20th-century costume. Her ambition is to own an 18th century gown of Spitalfields silk.

Lucy also writes history-inspired fiction for young adults. Her first five novels, including the award-winning ‘Diary of Pelly D’, Carnegie-nominated ‘Burning Mountain’ and ‘Night Witches’ are published by Hodder Children’s Book.

As you may be aware, one of the benefits of  Group WI meetings is so we can ‘splash out’ on top quality speakers, which individual WI’s would not be able to fund.  So please come along and support Village Group, it is excellent value for money, enjoy the entertainment, take part in the raffle, meet members from other WI’s in our Group and on this occasion, we have some Special Tea Time Treats.

tea gowns and tea time


27th October 2016
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm


Preston Brook Village Hall
Sandy Lane, Preston Brook
Runcorn, WA7 3AW United Kingdom
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