Thu, 25 Apr|
Burford Baptist Church
'Glove Making in West Oxfordshire' - Carol Anderson
In the 18th century, West Oxfordshire had become one of England’s three centres of glove making.
Time & Location
25 Apr 2024, 19:30 – 20:30
Burford Baptist Church, 34 Witney St, Burford OX18 4SN, UK
About the Event
Gloves of all descriptions and functions have been with us throughout history. Silk gloves were found in the pyramids of ancient Egypt. They have been found in military tomb effigies and were a feature of medieval jousting and courtly life. Gloves have had diverse functions during the ages, from acting as statements of wealth and high fashion (especially for example in Elizabethan times) through to the obvious function of hand protection for hard labour.
Carol Anderson has spent most of her working life in museums, much of it as Director of the Oxfordshire Museum in Woodstock and the County's Museums Officer.