February half term is almost with us – incredibly, since the younglings have only just gone back to school – and we’re very happy to be running a joint event with the beautiful new Huguenot Museum.
Hanging Pockets were the wonderful creation for women from the 17th-19th centuries who didn’t have the luxury – or the impracticality – of a handbag. Instead, two deep pockets hid underneath their skirts (with appropriate slits), connected by fabric around the neck, into which women deposited all the knick-knacks needed as they went about their business.
On Thursday 18th and Friday 19th, you’re welcome to come along and decorate your own pocket, and to write down a memory or object you would keep in it.
Booking is via the Huguenot Museum and tickets are £4 per child.