Up to the present day, not far from this historic site, the tradition is carried on:
Railway stations appear to be a natural breeding ground:
The disease has even spread to Edinburgh:
But my all-time favourite rests with the grand city of Birmingham:
So if you have British blood coursing through your veins, stand up and be proud. Mind you, in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, such offences would have had these good folk transported en masse to join us here in Oz - probably for the term of their natural lives.
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A new shipment of fabrics arrived late last week and I immediately fell in love with them, which is just as well, because I felt the need for some sort of incentive to keep on sewing. So far I completed a couple of knot dresses which will be for sale at the BrisStyle Indie Market on 5 December (see side bar).
And now for some of that British resolve - back to the sewing room.