We went to Hamptonne house where there was an amazing display of samplers - these were some of my favourites:
|Made by Elizabeth Anna Marett, aged 7, in 1736|
|Made by six year old Mary Jane Barreau in 1826|
|Made by six year old Mary Hamptonne|
Below is a cheery little poem
|This one was made by Patricia Bell who was deported from Jersey to the German prison camp at Biberach|
|This stunning sampler was made by 10 year old Elizabeth Hamptonne in 1826|
Here are some details:
An amazing collection - Victoria is using them for inspiration with her cross-stitching.
We also saw some Jerseys!
I really want one as a milk cow. Jonathan's mother always had one - his father, David, would milk it every day and once a week June would make butter and sell it at Newbury market.