Best Bloomers c1905
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.
White cotton bloomers with Brodier Anglaise frill to each leg hem. Crotchless with tie to the waistband.
Whole length: 295mm
Waist width: 240mm
Entry Number 1757 (2009-06-08)