Frank Hornby & Mechanical Toys – Britain, Germany & the USA.

Two further dates for Deborah’s lecture on Frank Hornby and Mechanical Toys in Newcastle on 21 March and London on 12  April. Further information here.
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The fascinating and entrepreneurial Frank Hornby was the inventor of Meccano, The Hornby Railway and Dinky Cars – one of the great toy designers.  The lecture is based on Deborah’s research for The History of Toys.

Frank Hornby & Mechanical Toys

Toys CoverDeborah will give the inaugural lecture to the new South Yorkshire Branch of the Newcomen Society, at Kelham Island Museum in Sheffield on 23 January 2017. The lecture will be Frank Hornby & Mechanical Toys – Britain, Germany & the USA. The fascinating and entrepreneurial Frank Hornby was the inventor of Meccano, The Hornby Railway and Dinky Cars – one of the great toy designers.  The lecture is based on Deborah’s research for The History of Toys. Further information here

Lecture: Frank Hornby & Mechanical Toys – Britain, Germany & the USA

Microsoft Word - Document8Deborah is delighted to have been asked to give the inaugural lecture to the new South Yorkshire Branch of the Newcomen Society, at Kelham Island Museum in Sheffield on 23 January 2017. The lecture will be Frank Hornby & Mechanical Toys – Britain, Germany & the USA. She will also give the lecture to the North East Branch on 21 March and in  London  on 12 April, 2017. Continue reading Lecture: Frank Hornby & Mechanical Toys – Britain, Germany & the USA

SOUVENIR Aldeburgh: memory as object

What a week at the Aldeburgh South Lookout. Lots of people came through the door, saw our installations and revealed much about themselves, giving us much to think about.

And I photographed some of the Broken Memory Series on Aldeburgh Beach. More here

 

Deborah Jaffé is an author; cultural and design historian; ceramicist and painter with special interests in the history of souvenirs and memory studies; women and innovation; childhood, play and toys.