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Shaldon Handmade Lace

The Museum is delighted to announce that a collection of Shaldon handmade lace over 100 years old has been acquired with the help of Richard Younger-Ross, who alerted Curator Lin Watson to the sale. The purchase was made possible with donations from Mr. Younger-Ross, Cllr. David Cox (Teignbridge Community Fund) and Shaldon Parish Council. The Museum has also used funds from the recent bequest of Mrs. Baker’s paintings.

The lace is displayed in a frame showing intricate designs of St. George and the Dragon and an angel, surrounded by delicate motifs of butterflies and birds. In addition, there is correspondence between Miss Flora Lancaster Lucas and Queen Mary’s London dressmaker, Reville & Rossiter, and a lady-in-waiting at Windsor Castle.

Miss Flora Lancaster Lucas lived for a while at Southwood Lodge on the Green at Shaldon. Her father had been Lord Mayor of London and her family was well-to-do. She founded Shaldon Lace School in about 1905 at premises on the Green.
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