Saturday 9th March 2019

AGM  Spring Study Day – Stuarts, Jacobites and Tartan Heritage

10am – 4.15pm


Dr. Susan North of V & A Museum: “Materials of Martyrdom: the clothing relics of Charles I”

Prof. Jonathan Faiers:  “Transition Translation & Transformation, Tartan & Contemporary Design”

Rosie Waine, presently research fellow at National Museums Scotland: “Exploring Highland Revival Fashion at the National Museum of Scotland” 

Peter MacDonald – described as Scotland’s foremost Tartan Historian – “Tartan as a Jacobite Symbol”

Bookstall/Haberdashery: Jill Sanders

Itchen Abbas & Avington Village Hall, Main Road, Itchen Abbas, Nr Winchester, Hampshire SO21 1BQ.

Cost: Members £20  Non-members £30

Further details and booking forms with the January members mailing, non-members via website.

Tuesday 9th April 2019

Treasures of Chilcomb House : Frockcoats & Beaded Teacosies

11.00am – 4.00pm

The day will include a talk by Sarah Howard, SCCS Bursary recipient, whose research into the making & selling of men’s fashion in late 18th & early 19th century Hampshire includes the tailor’s accounts of George & Benjamin Ferrey.

Also Alison Carter, Dress Historian,  will guide us through an examination of historical  dress & textiles at close quarters.

Venue:  Hampshire Cultural Trust, Chilcomb House, Chilcomb Lane, Winchester, Hampshire SO23 8RB

Members only

This Event is now FULLY BOOKED and bookings are no longer being taken. 

Tuesday 14th May 2019

Worthing Museum visit

“From shirt to shift”

12.45am – 4.00pm

Lecture by Suzanne Rowland Fashion Historian & Ph.D. student, research includes – Development of the blouse, riding habit shirts to shift dresses – 1770s to 1920s

To include Hands On of associated costume from the Collection with Costume Curator Gerry Connolly

Venue: Worthing Museum & Art Gallery, Education Room, Chapel Road, Worthing, W. Sussex. BN11 1HP

Booking form in January Mailing

17th – 19th July 2019

“A Yorkshire Adventure”

3 days in York and Leeds.     

Details in Spring Newsletter



Saturday 14th April 2018

AGM/Study day – Revolution to Rebellion: c. 1650-1750

Alison Carter –  “Fashion at the Court of Versailles”

Mark Wallis, Director of Past Pleasures. “To the Barricades! Clothing for Revolutionaries c. 1642- 1789.”

Pat Poppy, Re-enactor – “Reproduction Costume”. A talk with examples.

Cost: Members £15, non-members  £25.  Cost includes tea and coffee – please bring your own packed lunch – Venue – Itchen Abbas & Avington Village Hall, Main Road, Itchen Abbas, Nr. Winchester, Hampshire SO21 1BQ

Saturday 21st April 2018

“Oh we do like to be beside the Seaside”

SCCS member Georgina Bradley (costume curator volunteer at Bexhill Museum) will exhibit in the Education Room some curator selected prized items.

Cost: Members  £12,  non- members £18. Venue: Bexhill museum,

Tuesday 22nd May 2018

By invitation of curator Catherine Leonard a talk on  Handcuffs & Costume Treasures, Petersfield Museum. 

This is a SCCS members only event- cost: £12

Saturday 9th June 2018

Chertsey Museum – Fashion and Freedom- Study Day

Speakers  Grace Evans, keeper of costume – “Fashion and Freedom – woman’s Emancipation and Dress”

Nicola Sowter“Madeleine Vionnet – Fashion Pioneer”.

Cost £12.50  for SCCS members and Friends of Chersey museum,  Non members – £15.

Saturday 13th October 2018

“A Passion for Kimonos”

Marion Maule will be examining the materials, influences, techniques and significance of colour and symbolism which has made the kimono an enduring symbol of traditional Japanese culture.

Alison Carter in conversation with SCCS member Meriel Spalding about her collection of kimonos and accessories.

1 – 4.30pm, the Gurkha Museum Library, Winchester SO23 8TS

Cost: Members £15   Non-members £20

Tuesday 27th November 2018

Visit to the V&A Theatre and Performance Reserve Collection at Blythe House, Olympia, London

By special invitation from Jane Pritchard, V&A Curator. A last chance
to see this wonderful collection at Blythe House before it is relocated. Members only event.