A rare vintage – that’s Notty Hornblower!

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Deborah Barham Smith heads over the border into Staffordshire to meets an enterprising lady – with a remarkable name – who has turned her passion into a business.

IT IS SO REFRESHING to meet someone who has developed a passion  into a business; so it is with Notty Hornblower, Keeper of the Hope House Costume Museum in Alstonefield, close to Dovedale.  Her life-long love of vintage costumes and textiles has made her a renowned expert in the field, and she was last year appointed as consultant to Etwall-based Hansons Auctioneers, dealing with their vintage textiles and costumes…