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The Blandford Fashion Museum

Afternoon Tea with Penrose Halson - Marriages are Made in Bond Street

Let Penrose Halson transport you back to the 1940s and hear how two matchmakers arranged love in wartime London. Includes a tour of The Fashion Museum, tea/coffee and cake...

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Afternoon Tea with Penrose Halson - Marriages are Made in Bond Street
Afternoon Tea with Penrose Halson - Marriages are Made in Bond Street

Time & Location

18 Nov 2019, 16:30 – 18:30

The Blandford Fashion Museum, Lime Tree House, The Plocks, Blandford Forum, Dorset DT11 7AA, UK

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About the event

Let Penrose Halson transport you back to the 1940s and hear how two matchmakers arranged love in wartime London. From a fascinating collection of letters, registration forms, index cards, press cuttings, journals, diaries, letters and books, Penrose wrote Marriages are Made in Bond Street. 

Her book - optioned for television - narrates the story of the first decade of The Marriage Bureau, a pioneering organisation which became a national institution. 

The funny, sad, poignant and happy stories are all redolent of their times: 

                               

                           “Vividly enlightening about that decade” Libby Purves, the Times Literary Supplement. 

Tour of The Fashion Museum, tea/coffee and cake included 

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  • Penrose Halson Afternoon Tea

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