Bathing costume

Object number

LDVAL 2006.31.1


after 1930 – before 1949


Black woolen bathing costume which belonged to Mrs Hilda Read of 46 Aldersey Gardens, Barking. Used during the 1930s and 1940s. Homemade.

Physical description

Knitted bathing costume of black wool. Tightly knitted in fine wool (3ply?). Has long leg pieces and three cut-out sections on the back for the shoulder blades. It is shaped to fit the female body.




To be placed into a textile box


Bathing costume


Whole length: 775mm
width: 345mm
width: 370mm

Collection type

Social history

Alternative reference

Entry Number 1661

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