Stowupland Local History Group

Mrs Fyshe and the Queen’s Wardrobe by Julia Barrett took place on Wednesday 4th October. Walter Fyshe was one of the young Princess Elizabeth’s first recorded tailors and on her succession to the Crown became her official Master of the Royal Wardrobe. Privy to the innermost secrets of one of England’s greatest monarchs, he ruled over the queen’s entire image. Julia Barrett, dressed as Mrs Fyshe, will share those secrets of the wardrobe, exploring how Elizabeth I’s image developed through her lifetime and what life was like within the royal wardrobe itself.

The Guildhall Feoffment Trust and Guildhall Feoffment Schools by Alan Bickerdike will take place on Wednesday 1st November. A brief history of the trust and schools from 1481 to the present. The trust is one of the county’s oldest charitable trusts (if not the oldest) that still functions today. It has had much influence on many aspects of the history of Bury St Edmunds, education being but one part.

They meet at 7.30pm in Stowupland Village Hall, where there is an ample car park.  Visitors are always welcome and refreshments are available. Admission is £1 for members, £3 for non-members.

For more information on any of the above, please contact Judy Clarke on 01449 615 386 // Or visit:

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