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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 ...

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 ...

Victorian White Petticoat

The petticoat had a dual role as underwear and a structural garment, as it helped to shape the dress and mirrored the cut of the skirt. It also protected the dress from sweat and provided the wearer ...

Victorian White Petticoat

The petticoat had a dual role as underwear and a structural garment, as it helped to shape the dress and mirrored the cut of the skirt. It protected the dress from sweat and provided the wearer with ...

Victorian White Pettipants

Pettipants were popular female underwear in the nineteenth century, and were usually made out of cotton and lace with ruffles on each leg. They were worn underneath clothes for modesty and comfort. These ...

Victory celebrations, English Electric Co., Stafford

Female employees celebrate Victory at the end of World War Two in one of the typing pools on the Lichfield Road Site in Stafford; note the decorations and tin hats hanging on the wall. In later years ...

Village coach outing, Weston

Pictured are a group from Weston, near Stafford preparing for a coach outing. Among those in this photograph: on the left Fred Johnson, in the centre Mrs Smith (holding gloves), Mrs Marks (holding a ...

Villiers Street, Dresden. Photographed by William Blake.

Villiers Street, Dresden, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. The street was named after the politician Charles Pelham Villiers who was the longest serving MP in Parliamentary history. For sixty three years ...

Visit by Princess Margaret , RAF Stafford

During a visit to RAF Stafford, Princess Margaret is presented with a floral bouquet at the RAF Married Quarters. RAF Stafford was formed 1 December 1939 following the purchase by the Treasury of 362 ...

Visit by Princess Margaret, RAF Stafford

Princess Margaret is pictured leaving one of the large warehouses at RAF Stafford during her visit to the site. RAF Stafford was formed 1 December 1939 following the purchase by the Treasury of 362 ...

Visit by Princess Margaret, RAF Stafford

Princess Margaret admiring a cake at the Airmen’s Mess during her visit to RAF Stafford. RAF Stafford was formed 1 December 1939 following the purchase by the Treasury of 362 acres of land near Stafford. ...

Visit by Princess Margaret, RAF Stafford

Princess Margaret is seen here inspecting the Guard of Honour during her visit to RAF Stafford in 1959. RAF Stafford was formed 1 December 1939 following the purchase by the Treasury of 362 acres of ...

Visit of the Duchess of Teck, Old Stockwell House, Leek

The photograph was taken in the garden of Old Stockwell House, which used to back onto the Nicolson Institute. Old Stockwell House was owned at this time by the Worthington family. The lady with the ...