Underskirt c1905

Object number

ldval 2009.9.7


Wedding materials belonging to the donors Mother and Grandmother. Off white full circle underskirt with layering to the hem and hook and eye fastenings. Pocket to one side. Made of heavy cotton. Belonging to the wedding set of the donors Grandmother, Florence Pearman c1905. 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. Florence married Alfred Stephens on 22nd July 1905 at St Margaret's Church Barking, and they lived at 5 Castle Road. Alfred was an agricultural labourer and had a small holding growing vegetables and rhubarb. They had three sons Henry, Jack and Ron and a daughter Joyce. Alfred was killed in a motoring accident in Upney lane in 1947. In 1954 Florence moved to the new Thames View Estate and later died in 1970.

Physical description

Full circle underskirt with layering to the bottom. Hook & eye fastenings. Off white in colour.




Wedding Material


Whole length: 370mm
Waist width: 240mm
Hem width: 440mm

Collection type


Alternative reference

Entry Number 1757 (2009-06-08)

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InstitutionValence House Museum
TypeWedding Material
Collection typeTextile