Costume and Textile Association

C&TA events 2018




Wednesday 28 February

Costessey Centre
Longwater Lane
Norwich NR8 5AH

£30 which includes materials, tea or coffee, biscuits and parking.


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Costume Detectives - Between the Wars

Unravel some mysteries of the C&TA Resource Collection in an
all-day workshop examining the construction and embellishment of women's garments from the 1920s and 1930s. 


Saturday 24 March

2.00 - 4.00 pm

Town Close Auditorium, Norwich Castle Museum

members £12
non-members £15



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100 Years of Hats


A presentation by

Meridith Towne


History Wardrobe


A whirlwind trip through the enchanting history of the hat, discovering how such a frippery led to unique changes in the lives and dress of 19th and 20th century women, from laws to protect men’s safety, self defence classes for women, the declining morals of ladies and international protests!                                    

Friday 6 April to
Sunday 8 April

The cost will range from £230 - £260 depending on choice of room.

This price covers travel, hotel accommodation, breakfast and evening meals, plus entrance fees.

Places are limited. Please contact Barbara asap for details and booking form

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A Visit to the Mills and Textiles Collections of the North West

The visit includes the

Gawthorpe Textiles Collection

and the

Helmshore Mills Textile Museum / or Towneley Hall


The Gawthorpe Textiles Collection is based at Gawthorpe Hall in Pennine Lancashire. The Hall is a National Trust property that is managed by Lancashire County Council.  Guided tours of the textile galleries and study visits include items from the collection not on display. 


Monday 16 and Wednesday 18 April
Start at 6.30 pm

Members £8
Non-members £10




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Norwich Walks


Blue Badge Guide Rod Spokes

Monday’s walk lasts one hour while Wednesday’s walk is one and a half hours.

Both walks start at the Erpingham Gate, Norwich Cathedral and take in the Tombland area.


Saturday 19 May

1.30-4.00 pm

members £8
non-members £10 

Town Close Auditorium, Norwich Castle Museum.


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Annual General Meeting

The AGM will start at 1.30 pm and will be followed by;
a presentation from

Helen Hoyte MBE

, about her new book
The Strangers of Norwich;

This will describe how and why the Strangers from the Low Countries came to Norwich in the 16th C and how they revived the ancient but declining cloth making industry;  included will be details of textile practices.
There will be references to Tudor clothing, facts gathered from contemporary Wills and Inventories. Finally a description of some events during  Elizabeth's five day visit to Norwich in 1578. 


C&TA Events Secretary
Barbara Coe        Email:
Tel: 01603 745766                                                                                                              more events

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