The name given to the tight trousers worn by some Regency gentlemen, such as the notorious Beau Brummell and his ‘dandy’ followers, as they showed off their leg muscles.
Presteigne Community Collection
We’re not all about Victorian life and the legal system you know!
At The Judge’s Lodging we hold an ever-growing local history collection. The basis of this collection came from the Presteigne & District Museum, which was formed in 1973 and was situated in the basement of the building, until restoration was started in the 1990s.
The collection was gifted to The Judge’s Lodging, when the latter opened in 1997 and has since continued to grow, thanks largely to donations from local people. Today this collection consists of around 5000 photographs, documents, textiles and social history objects relating to the town of Presteigne, its inhabitants and surrounding area from pre-historic times to the 20th century.
When you come to us, the impressiveness of the period rooms is at the fore of a visit, but numerically, the Presteigne community collection us actually some 80% of what we own. Some items have been incorporated into the period rooms, whilst others are stored safely and used for research, education sessions and for a rolling programme of exhibitions in our local history gallery area. We have a wonderful team of volunteers who are dedicated just to care of this collection. Admission to community exhibitions is free.
If you have a local history enquiry, want help with your own research or have an object for which you think this collection might be a good home, please do get in touch. Call 01544 260650 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and ask to speak to Gaby or Dave.
We’re working on it!
Here’ we are going to add online information about all of our past community exhibitions, so do come back.