Hannah’s Tea Party

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An afternoon of tea, cake and history

Hannah Parker was the wife of the Frameshop Manager, John Parker, lived with her family in our knitters’ cottages as the nineteenth century turned into the twentieth. She came from Philadelphia to Ruddington, always putting out the Stars & Stripes on Independence Day, so we want to celebrate her and this close-knit community¬†of framework knitters.

Come and enjoy some traditional hospitality with tea and (FREE!) cake in our lovely cottage garden. Explore the Parker cottages and learn more about these resilient and inventive people. See demonstrations of the original knitting frames and have a go at knitting yourself on an antique machine.

We’re also helping Wilbur the Cat – AKA ‘King of Ruddington’ – celebrate his 10th birthday and you can help make knitted cat tails to be sold on the occasion. All monies raised will go towards an extra village defibrillator!

Picnics welcome. Please note that normal museum admission prices apply to this event.