A traditional craft is being kept alive in one Chronicle Country village.
Gamlingay Young Lace Makers meet each week and villagers pass on their skills to the younger generation.
Kay Palmer is one of the four volunteers who run the club, which has been in existence since 2010.
She said: “We have an adult group that meets and we wanted to get youngsters interested in it. Otherwise the craft will die out if we are not careful.
“None of the girls had made lace before. They all do individual things; one’s doing a flower and one’s just finished doing a tortoise.
“Our eldest is doing an assessment through the lace guild so she has to do different techniques. She’s doing an edging.”
The girls won several prizes at the Lace Guild Triennial Competition in June.
Kay, who has lacemaking ancestors, was inspired to take up lacemaking after seeing a demonstration at a craft fair in Hatfield. She took classes in Hitchin.
Kay is joined at Gamlinga Young Lace Makers by fellow leaders Fay Murphy, Maggie Halliday and bobbin lace making tutor, Pat Brunsdon.
The group meets from 6pm to 7pm at Gamlingay Village College each Thursday during term time. There are currently nine regularly attending girls in the class, although boys would be welcomed as well. No lace making experience is necessary.
Anyone aged eight upwards can take part, progressing on to the adult class when they feel ready. The adult class meets from 7.15pm on the same days.
Anyone wishing to join either class can call Kay on 01767 651532. There is a small charge towards hall rental and the cost of materials. Gamlingay Show has also contributed to the groups’ running costs.