Last weekend I spent two days in the faded glory of Wolterton Hall in North Norfolk which was hosting the 13th Costume and Textiles Fair.
Wolterton Hall is a fabulous Georgian Country House built in the 1720’s for Horatio Walpole, younger brother to Sir Robert Walpole, Britain’s first prime minister.
Over the weekend this monument to past lives contained not only the stories of those who once lived there, but also the fragments from other lives, and histories, from all over the globe.
In the boxes stashed with neatly catalogued textile samples, the exquisitely embroidered handkerchiefs, painted icons and family portraits; in the dead animals, dead ancestors, threadbare upholstery and cheaply made shoes from a small German refugee, lurk the unfinished chapters of a thousand forgotten stories.
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