Best Bloomers c1905

Object number

ldval 2009.9.5

Description

Materials belonging to the donors Grandmother. White cotton bloomers with Brodier Anglaise frill to each leg hem. Crotchless with tie to the waistband. Worn by the donors Grandmother Florence Pearman. Florence Pearman was born in Bottisham, Cambridgeshire on 18th December 1881 and was the fourth Daughter born to Walter John and Elizabeth Pearman (nee Samuel). In total there were seven Daughters and Fiour Sons. Walter was the Bottisham Village Blacksmith. Sometime between 1891 and 1901 the family moved from Bottisham to Warrago Cottages, Barking close to the Ship and Shovel public house on the A13. Florence entered service at the family home of Charles Bell in Buckhurst Hill, the owner of a match factory in Bromley-by-Bow.

Physical description

White cotton bloomers with Brodier Anglaise frill to each leg hem. Crotchless with tie to the waistband.

Condition

Good

Type

Attire

Size

Whole length: 295mm
Waist width: 240mm

Collection type

Textile

Alternative reference

Entry Number 1757 (2009-06-08)

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Metadata
InstitutionValence House Museum
TypeAttire
Collection typeTextile