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Need any research from Williamsburg?

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We are lucky enough to be vistiting Colonial Williamsburg this month. I aim to spend a fair amount of time researching various projects with the clothing collection. :lol:

I was wondering whether anyone out there would like photos/research notes on any specific clothing items?

If so, please pm me by Monday 13th August, outlining which garments/social class/specific dates are needed.

Gini

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Lucky You!.....Went last year,still working 'thro notes I made & books I bought...Enjoy Chowning's Tavern!
Steve
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steve stanley wrote:Lucky You!.....Went last year,still working 'thro notes I made & books I bought...Enjoy Chowning's Tavern!
Steve
:D :D :D

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So, how did it go?

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It was a wonderful break and we certainly needed one after the 'double
flooding'

I managed to spend a day with Linda Baumgarten and the costume collections and another with the
Williamsburg tailor, which resulted in piles of photographs and research
that will take a while to sort!

We took accommodation in a colonial house, (the one Margaret Thatcher
stopped in) which really sets the mood of the place.-No, not of Margaret
Thatcher! :wink:

The wedding went really well and we'll sort out some of the photos soon.
Meanwhile, we've posted a couple of pics of our costumes in pictures under 'New Outfit' & 'And the dress'.

The journey out was fine. The journey back was a nightmare- 28 hours late (Thanks Delta)! Will be looking at Virgin Airways next time.
Caused us to arrive home at 4.p.m Friday and we had to load and set off the next morning at 3a.m to Detling!

We would both recommend Colonial Williamsburg to anyone interested in 18th C Military or civilian history and are already planning to return - in fact, we can't wait! :lol:

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Didn't realise it was you or would said hello,(and brought coffee!) at Detling....
Steve
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Send me up in Grand River
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steve stanley wrote:Didn't realise it was you or would said hello,(and brought coffee!) at Detling....
Steve
Both would have been really nice, Steve. Do you look like your avatar? :wink:

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Unfortunately so..........
Steve
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Brown and white, that would be Steve, sorry mate some one was going to say it. :wink:

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So true....Which side you on at Powder Mills?
Steve
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Send me up in Grand River
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I think I'll be in Scotland then.

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That'll be the north side then.

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