Wedding Dress, c1905

Object number

LDVAL 2009.9.2


c 1905


Wedding materials belonging to the donors Mother and Grandmother. 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 Four 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

Wedding Dress c1905


Women's outerwear


Bodice length: 450mm
Waist Circumference: 280mm
Bust Circumference: 380mm
Sleeves length: 520mm
Skirt length: 960mm
Waist Circumference: 250mm

Collection type

Social history, Textile

Alternative reference

Entry Number 1757 (2009-06-08)

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Start datec 1905
InstitutionValence House Museum
TypeWomen's outerwear
Collection type
Social history