Diss Lace Association

  • Date: Fri 13th May 2022
  • Time: 2:45 pm
  • Location: Friends Meeting House / 12 Frenze Road / Diss / IP22 4PA
  • Contact: Janet Smith / fodimus@gmail.com

Diss Lace Association was set up in 1901 by a group of well connected women to provide an income for local, less fortunate women. They were enrolled and taught how to make Honiton bobbin lace. Materials were provided and they received payment for each piece. Miss Allice Braithwaite Savory was involved from the beginning until the Association closed in 1937. Through a unique donation to Diss Museum, by her great grand niece, we will tell the story of how Diss Lace won gold and silver medals and gained royal patronage owing to its exquisite work.

Entry £3 for Friends of Diss Museum, £5 for guests. There will be a short AGM before the start of the talk.