Wedding Shoes c1905
Wedding materials belonging to the donors Grandmother, a pair of wedding shoes. Worn by the donors Grandmother, Florence Pearman, on her Wedding day c1905. 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. Florence married Alfred Stephens on 22nd July 1905 at St Margaret's Church, Barking, and they lived at 5 castle Road. Alfred was an agricultural labourer and had a small holding growing vegetables and rhubarb. They had three Sons, Henry, Jack and Ron and a Daughter Joyce.
Shoes are of a medium cream colour and have 1 and a half inch heels. They are satin with beading pattern to the toes with bows with beaded edges. Leather sole and lining with pale pink inner-sole.
Whole length: 250mm
Entry Number 1757 (2009-06-08)