A History of Lace Making in Colyton, East Devon

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By Sarah Charman

Published 2017

Published to accompany the Colyton Parish History Society’s ‘Lace Heritage’ event held in St Andrew’s Church, July 2017.

A history of why and how the cottage industry of lace making developed in rural East Devon over 300 years ago. An account of the darker reality behind the glamour and exquisite beauty of lace as an essential part of fashionable and court dress in the 17th and 18th centuries.