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

 

SOUVENIR Aldeburgh: memory as object

Lots of visitors are coming to the show curated by Eileen Haring Woods at the Aldeburgh Lookout on the beach. There are souvenirs from 150 years ago and more recent ones, that  include a gilded moustache mug, the dancing  Statue of Liberty and snowglobes. The map room is at the top of the tower and Bill Jackson’s installation takes a virtual world  tour.  Deborah’s  series of ceramics reveal her interpretation of the sea’s waves  hitting the shore.

We are open until Sunday afternoon, 21 August. More information from Aldeburgh Beach Lookout

Victoria

New edition of Victoria by Deborah Jaffé
New edition of Victoria by Deborah Jaffé

A new edition of Victoria, by Deborah Jaffé,  was published by Andre Deutsch on 11 August. First published in 2001  for the centenary of Queen Victoria’s death, this is the fourth edition. The edition coincides with the forthcoming ITV programme, Victoria.  Illustrated throughout, in full colour,  it places Queen Victoria in the context of the enormous social, political and industrial changes of the 19th century. See more about Victoria here. 

Hardcover, 192 pages. ISBN-10: 023300497.                                     ISBN-13: 978-0233004976.  £16.99

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.