Following on from my last post which mentioned my heirloom Nottingham lace bedspread, I have managed to find out a little more about William Bucknall, the man who designed it. The son of William Bucknall and Henrietta Litchfield, William Jnr was born in Radford, Nottingham in 1861. Both his father William Snr and his paternal … Continue reading Workday Wednesday – Nottingham Lace Part II
Last week I attended an event at Debbie Bryan's shop in the Lace Market area of Nottingham. Called Communities Interrupted - Preserving Oral Histories of Laceworkers, it was an opportunity to record memories of lace workers & share family stories. I took along the beautiful Nottingham lace bedspread, which had been passed on to me … Continue reading Workday Wednesday – Nottingham Lace
Although my previous post would probably suggest otherwise, there are some great places to see in Nottingham.The Lace Market area has been really well done. The surviving lace warehouses are now offices, restaurants & apartments. Because they're in use, they are being preserved.This Georgian house just off Weekday Cross & opposite Nottingham Contemporary is used … Continue reading But there are some good things too….