Object number

LDVAL 2007.36.2


White cotton shift that was worn by Elizabeth Weidner (nee Jermy). Elizabeth Jermy was born in Whitechaple, London in 1871. In 1889 she married Walter Charles Weidner, a Gas Labourer from Barking. In 1891, they were living at 5 Collier PLace, Fisher Street, Barking. By 1901 they had moved to 26 James Street, Barking with their 5 year old daughter Elizabeth and 1 year old son Walter. Possibly reused, as the name J. Jones is written inside the collar.

Physical description

White cotton 3/4 length shift dress with short sleeves. Machine stitched. Has a pintucked button-down bib with machine made lace panels and ruffle. Has a scooped neckline with lace edging and lace sleeve ends. The lace is of two types, one finer than the other, but both of a diamond design.






Whole length: 1040mm
width: 540mm
width: 490mm
width: 995mm

Collection type

Social history


Inscription Written Inside collar: J. Jones

Alternative reference

Entry Number 1683/2 (2007-03-07)

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InstitutionValence House Museum
Collection typeSocial history