Wednesday, 11 May 2011
Queen Adelaide's Donation
"The Highland Shepherdess" is one of nine pieces of needlework worked by Queen Adelaide herself and donated to a bazaar held in 1835 to raise funds for a school in Hyde. It was purchased by a member of the Tinker family and passed down through the family into the possession of Margaret (Peggy) Tinker. She has generously passed this artefact into the custody of St George's Church.
The church hope to have it restored in due course.
Queen Adelaide was born in 1792. She married William, Duke of Clarence in 1818. He reigned as King William IV from 1830 until 1837. Queen Adelaide died in 1849.
An enriched photograph of the tapestry can be found on Hyde Daily Photo.
Details from the frame can be found on Hyde DP Xtra.
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