Service Apron

Object number

LDVAL 2009.9.12


White cotton service apron worn by the donors Grandmother during her time in service before her marriage (b1905). Plain from waist to hem, above waist is a ?v? shahed design bib and neckline in Brodier Anglias, looped to go over the head. Top also has a Brodier Anglias frill to the edge. On the inside of the waistband is wriiten in ink ? F. 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

Service Apron, white cotton dating to b1905. Worn by the donors Grandmother during her time in service.






Whole length: 460mm
Waist width: 240mm

Collection type

Social history, Textile


Typescript Hand Written Inside of the waistband: F. Pearman

Alternative reference

Entry Number 1757 (2009-06-08)

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InstitutionValence House Museum
Collection type
Social history