Fancy trying to be argumentative and disruptive in that hat!
When war was announced the suffragettes made a decision to stop campaigning and instead to put all their efforts into aiding the war effort.
But they all had rather enviable leather boots!
The Women's Auxiliary Corp.
The Land Army.
The poster advertising for women to work in the munitions factories shows a clean, fresh-faced young woman. The reality of this work was very different. They were called 'canaries' not because they sang at work but because their skin became stained yellow from the TNT in the shells.
And you can imagine what that did to their health.
No elaborate corsetry was needed under such practical clothing.
Phew, that's more comfortable!
The central display was given over to clothing made for the 'Downton Abbey' series of the Great War period. These outfits were all beautifully made. Years ago I saw an exhibition of costumes made for the television series of Elizabeth the First. Those clothes were made up of bits of paper doily sprayed with gold paint. Nothing so shabby for Downton!
No expense spared!
I wonder what her ladyship would think of today's fashions!
Looking at the costume for Lady Edith Crawley I have to say that the actress Laura Carmichael has the most enviable figure!
Lovely attention to detail.
What a fascinating way to spend a rainy afternoon!
Thank you to Bath and North East Somerset Council for such an excellent exhibition.