Gibson Women’s Institute

PUBLISHED: 15:45 17 January 2007 | UPDATED: 10:06 31 May 2010

At the January meeting of Gibson WI, Phyllis Baptie gave a talk on the history of dolls houses. Phyllis took members on a visual tour from the first historical reference to a dolls house in 1558 when a father in Bavaria commissioned the building of a hous

At the January meeting of Gibson WI, Phyllis Baptie gave a talk on the history of dolls houses. Phyllis took members on a visual tour from the first historical reference to a dolls house in 1558 when a father in Bavaria commissioned the building of a house for his young daughter as a present, right up to the modern day. The story goes that when built the house was so grand that the father refused to give it to his daughter and it was donated to a museum when it was eventually destroyed by fire many years later. Phyllis now runs Rothley House Crafts and makes furniture for the houses which she sells at craft markets. The next meeting will be on Thursday, February 1 at Abbey Lane United Reform Church at 7.45pm. The speaker for the night is Dawn Scott from Weight Watchers with a talk on healthy eating. For more details call Stephanie on 01799 522826.


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