Service Apron

Object number

Ldval 2009.9.13


White cotton service apron worn by the donors Grandmother during her time in service before her marriage (b1905). Plain bib and brace style apron with button fastening to the brace and waist. Buttons are cream, two on one side and one on the other side with the button hole. The initials F.P are written on the inside of the waistband. 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

Plain service apron worn by the donors Grandmother during her time in service b1905.






Whole length: 470mm
Waist width: 240mm

Collection type

Social history, Textile


Typescript Hand written Inside the waistband: F.P

Alternative reference

Entry Number 1757 (2009-06-08)

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InstitutionValence House Museum
Collection type
Social history