Monday, 13 June 2011

Lynn Hopwood Collection

During the ‘Stainmore 150’ celebrations between 27-29 August there will be a selection of Victorian costumes from the Lynn Hopwood Costume Collection on display at Kirkby Stephen East. We are hoping that some of them can be displayed in the NER clerestory coach which will be stationed in the 'Darlington Platform' behind Fletcher No.910.

Lynn has a vast collection of authentic period costumes dating from 1800 together with an array of accessories from underwear to shoes and jewellery. The variety includes 97 wedding gowns from 1869 to 2002. Over the years the collection has become so popular that she spends much of her time giving talks, doing fashion shows and displays throughout the country.

Lynn and her partner now live in Kirkby Stephen and have a shop in Market Street called K.L .Vintage where they sell costumes from Victorian to 1980’s, accessories, bric a brac and small antique furniture.

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