My job gives me the privilege of being out and about every day in London.

Whether leading a walk, visiting a museum or gallery, or just enjoying the city's bustle or its quiet spaces, there's always something new to see, something interesting going on.

In my blog, I seek to reflect the ever-changing patterns of life in the greatest City on Earth!

The Cultural Heritage of the Huguenots

The Cultural Heritage of the Huguenots

Cultural heritage of the Huguenots, by Sue Jackson

As silk weavers, goldsmiths, clock and watch makers, opticians, bankers, gilders, ironworkers and horticulturists the Huguenots made an extraordinary contribution to English craftsmanship. Names such as Paul de Lamerie, Courtauld, Tijou, Dollond spring to mind. In virtually all areas, the Huguenots were way ahead of the English.. The elegance and luxury of their tea services very much inspired the whole social niceties and etiquette of afternoon tea.


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