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A day at Ackworth School

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Ackworth School

Last weekend, Bill and I (not forgetting my sidekick, Carole)¬† took 40 stitchers for a day at Ackworth School in Yorkshire. This Quaker School was founded in 1779 and is the home of a remarkable and unique collection of scholars’ samplers. We were originally invited by Carol Rayner, one of the School Trustees who handed us over to Heather Jones, the School Administrator . To say that we had a marvellous time is simply an understatement! We viewed the samplers in two groups and then we we given a lovely lunch in the boys’ dining room. The samplers are breathtaking and I will show you more another time.

 

Tokens

Maria

 Examples of the unique samplers

Stitching in the library

Stitching in the School library

 

Date posted: Friday, June 21, 2013

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Can you feel envy coming across the world. It’s very strong so you should.

Comment by June Lane on Friday, June 21, 2013

Can you feel envy coming across the world. It’s very strong so you should.

Comment by June Lane on Friday, June 21, 2013

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