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The East Surrey Area has supported many Heritage Volunteer projects over the years. One of the latest projects has been the creation of period costumes for Polesden Lacey, a National Trust property near Bookham. The costumes are worn by volunteer NT Stewards at special events to re-create the atmosphere of the house when it was owned by the Edwardian hostess, Mrs Greville. A fashion show organised by the Heritage Volunteers displayed the impressive outfits they fashioned including a selection of the splendid hats they created.

More recently they have recreated a silk gown from a photograph taken in 1900. It took 2000 hours and several thousand beads and sequins to make. It also includes a full set of authentic silk underwear.