The Lace Room

This room demonstrates the importance of lace to the local area, how William & John supported the lacemakers, and displays  of Buckinghamshire & Bedfordshire lacemaking.

Link to C&N museum page on lace-making 

Link to examples of  lace displayed in the C&N museum

Link to Elizabeth Knight’s introduction to the ODHS lace-making pages 

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Display of lace bobbins

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‘Yon cottager, who weaves at her own door,
Pillow and bobbins all her little store;
Content though mean, and cheerful if not gay,
Shuffling her threads about the live-long day,’

 From ‘Truth’

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Move on to the Viper Barn & Courtyard