In search of great ideas …
That was your correspondent’s remit. ‘Head for Reading then Pevensey and see what great notions can be found to use for the presentation of the Prestonpans Tapestry from July 23rd onwards; and for the presentation of the Battle story in general’.
Reading, as has been reported earlier [LINK HERE] is home to Elizabeth Wardle’s beautifully crafted ‘copy’ of the Bayeux Tapestry, stitched in Leek, Staffordshire in 1887 and brought to Reading as a gift by the retiring Lord Mayor, Alderman Arthur Hill. The Staffordshire stitchers had wanted to keep it in Leek but had been unable so wanted to find it a ‘permanent’ home.
The leaflet provided for visitors at Reading’s Museum where their Bayeux Tapestry is elegantly housed and displayed on an entire mezzanine gallery is given below. It includes wise advice for the hanging and display of our own tapestry in the coming years!