Dagenham Girl Piper jacket

Object number

LDVAL 2007.31.2


after 1935 – before 1950

Physical description

Short black velvet jacket that fastens at the waist with a single cufflink style button. The full length sleeves have a deep asymmetrical cuff that is folded back onto the arm. The outer side of the cuff has 3 set of double braids, which increase in length, each one finished with a gilt square button. A floral lace frill hangs from the end of each cuff. On either side of the jacket at waist level are deep pockets, each with a turned over top edge to form 3 triangles. The point of each triangle is decorated with braiding and a square metal button.The gilded square cabochon buttons contain a central motif of 2 crossed swords, with a shield on top embossed with a lion rampant. Around the circumference are (possibly Gaelic) words. Handstiched throughout and lined with a heavy-weight man made black fabric.



Body length: 608mm
Body width: 410mm
Body width: 444mm
Sleeves length: 413mm


Outer: velvet
Buttons: Metal

Alternative reference

Entry Number 1705/2 (2007-08-18)

Looking for records

This material can be accessed by appointment in our reading room, which is situated in the Visitor’s Centre at Valence House Museum. To make an appointment please email: localstudies@lbbd.gov.uk or telephone 020 8227 2033


Start dateafter 1935
End datebefore 1950