Ormesby Lace Group -- A History

I was taught bobbin lace in 1981 at the Art School in Great Yarmouth, by Gillian Waters.

In the late 80´s I started teaching friends, we went around each other's houses taking it in turns. Then other Ladies started to ask me to teach them, so in November 1991 I started lessons one night a week in my Dining Room.

Interest in lace making snowballed so that by September 1992 I had moved to the kitchen at the Bracecamp Parish Hall on one night a week. Thus the Ormesby Lace Group was formed.

In October 1993 I started to include the first Saturday of the month and by 1998 I had two weekly classes running, one on Monday evening and the other on Tuesday afternoon, both of which continue to this day.

For four years we held Lace days at the Acle High School and the profits were given to various charities. We still give to charity by selling some equipment and by collecting at the Maritime Festival and give this to E.A.C.H at Christmas time.


  • Meeting Times
  • Bobbin Lace
  • Monday Evening 7:30pm - 9:30pm
  • Tuesday Afternoon 2:00pm - 4:00pm
  • All Crafts
  • Thursday Afternoon 2:00pm - 4:00pm
  • 1st Saturday of Month 11:00am - 15:00pm

Other Crafts

As well as making lace you will be able to :-

Cross Stitch

Learn Quilt Making

These crafts are open to people of all abilities.

Ormseby St Margaret Church

Bracecamp Parish Hall

The Hall was name after the Revd F. W. Bracecamp who was the Vicar of Ormesby from 1938-1947. Mr Bracecamp was instrumental in raising the money for the hall which stands as a focus of community life in Ormesby.

'Padre Braces' died in 1958 and is buried in Ormesby St. Margaret churchyard.