Tuesday, 9 June 2015
Culpeper Embroidery - District visit
Northdowns District of the WI is situated to the east of Maidstone and consists of 9 WI's. Yesterday we visited a historic embroidery which 'lives' in our District, at Hollingbourne Church.
Members from 6 institutes took a morning to have a private viewing and also to quietly investigate the Church itself which has items dating back to the 14th Century.
The Needlework which is the size of an Altar cloth or bedspread, is reputed to have been made by the daughters of Sir John 'Colpeper' during their father's absence abroad for 12 years with King Charles 11 - in the commonwealth period.