22 Sep 2021 | 19:00 | Rausing Building
Unfortunately, we have had to cancel this event because there was not sufficient uptake of tickets.
Terry Ransome was with the British Schools Museum in Hitchin when they acquired a needlework sampler, worked by Eliza Tabitha Carr and dated 1865. But who was Eliza? What could they find out about her and her school in Bratton, Wiltshire? This talk tells Eliza’s story.
Eliza was a West Country girl, born in Wiltshire, a pupil at the British School, Bratton. The talk follows Eliza through a move to London, and her return to the West Country. It also gives an insight into how girls were taught in the ‘British’ system of education in the mid 1800s. The talk will be of great interest to local history and family history researchers.
We are planning to hold the talk live in the Rausing Building subject to Covid regulations. Please check the Athelstan Museum website for updates.