Youngsters make hats fit for a duke at St Neots Museum

St Neots Museum kids activites, for half term, (l-r) Alexa, and Francesca, from St Neots, making a p

St Neots Museum kids activites, for half term, (l-r) Alexa, and Francesca, from St Neots, making a purse with Volunteer Julie Cole, - Credit: Archant

Children got creative to commemorate the 200 anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo.

The St Neots Museum organised a Regency Radicals event where children were given a chance to make Duke Wellington’s hat or Emma’s handbag.

Curator Liz Davies said: “All the children loved it, and the parents really enjoyed themselves as well.”

The idea was that those who came to the session on last week (July 23-24) were able to make a replica of Wellington’s hat with the help of volunteers at the museum.

“We also wanted to give girls the chance to make handbags as around the Edwardian time sheer dresses came into fashion so women started to wear bags rather than tying reticules around their waist as they previously did,” added Liz.

The event was a part of the museums summer of activities exploring history through a variety of craft workshops.