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VE Day Celebrations at RAF Stafford

Pictured are service personnel celebrating VE Day with a ‘knees up’ in the Accounts Department at RAF Stafford. Following the Prime Minister's Victory broadcast all ranks ceased work and joined in the ...

Vera Doughty, The Croft, Seighford

Vera Doughty (nee Breeze and married to Jim Doughty) is pictured outside a building known as the Croft (sometimes known as the Craft) which in later years was demolished and replaced with housing on ...

Vernon Yonge Arms, Croxton

The Vernon Yonge Arms at Blackwaters, Croxton. In 2012 the Vernon Yonge Arms became an Indian restaurant and in 2020 a private residence. The Vernon Yonge family lived at nearby Charnes Hall until ...

Veronica Hurst and Humphrey Lestocq at the Borough Hall, Stafford

Film stars Veronica Hurst and Humphrey Lestocq are pictured during the Hawaiian Press Ball charity fundraising dance held at the Borough Hall, Stafford. It was reported in the Staffordshire Advertiser ...

Victoria Road, Yoxall

A postcard view looking north along Victoria Street, Yoxall. Facing the photographer are two horse-drawn vehicles. On the left is a farm wagon and to the right is a Norfolk cart and pony. Photographer: ...

Victorian Black Bodice

This bodice has a tiny waist, the mannequin hat to be slimmed considerably to accommodate the bodice. It is made from a jersey wool fabric, is unlined and fasted down the front with fabric covered buttons. ...

Victorian Black Bodice

This high necked black satin bodice was a popular style in the late Victorian period. It has a decorative 'tuck' effect at the top of the sleeves, front panel and centre back. You can just make out ...

Victorian Cerise and Gold Shawl

Shawls are colourful pieces of cloth used to cover the upper body, arms and sometimes the head. This shawl is brightly coloured with a floral pattern covering the entire piece and is made out of cotton....

Victorian Day Dress, 1860s

This is a handmade crinoline dress from the 1860s. It is made from a cotton floral fabric and would have been a day dress. It has scalloped sleeves with green tassels on each edge and a pleated bodice. Although ...

Victorian Floral Day Dress

Day dresses were meant to be informal wear that was suitable for family and friends; however they could still restrict a woman’s activities as the fastenings required assistance. This dress is different ...

Victorian Girls Drawers

These would have been worn by an older Victorian Girl.

Victorian Ivory Wedding Bodice and Skirt

This garment is a bodice and skirt which would have been typical of the day. It has a silk bodice with long sleeves and is fastened at the front with many silk covered buttons. The skirt is unlined and ...

Victorian Ladies Black and Gold Apron

This apron was made for formal wear or for show as it has no practical use; instead it was used for decoration or status. This apron was possibly used by a servant for formal occasions or for a wealthy ...

Victorian maternity Bodice and Skirt

The bodice is fairly plain purple silk, with long sleeves and a narrow black velvet ribbon around the cuffs. There is a cream lace trim at the neckline, lace partway down the front, and 6 gold metal ...

Victorian Walking Dress

The bodice and skirt ensemble were worn as a walking dress. Walking dresses were tighter than normal clothes, typically with long sleeves and skirt. They also would have been worn with a small hat or ...

Victorian White Nightgown

Victorian nightdresses were always white with high necklines and long-sleeved demonstrating the modesty and purity of the wearer. Tucks and embroidery, such as broderie anglaise and feather stitching ...

Victorian White Chemise

The chemise was one of the first undergarments a Victorian woman wore, as it protected the skin from the corset and vice versa, as it was much easier to launder than a corset and cheaper. We believe ...

Victorian White Nightdress

Victorian nightdresses were always white with high necklines and long-sleeved demonstrating the modesty and purity of the wearer. Tucks and embroidery, such as broderie anglaise and feather stitching ...