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A polite encounter, Wolstanton

A watercolour by R.M. Colley, looking towards St. Margaret's Church, Wolstanton. St. Margaret's Church is depicted here in its pre 1858 state. Between 1858 and 1860 the church was altered by Gilbert Scott ...

A 'Sister Dora' Nurse's Cap

This cap was made by the company 'Sister Dora' which would have taken its name from the well loved Anglican nun and nurse Sister Dora from Walsall (1832-1878). This type of small white cap was worn ...

Apedale road, Chesterton

This postcard shows the corner of Audley Road and Apedale Road with the Eagle and Child on the corner. Note the very traditional clothes the children are wearing, of pinafores, straw bonnets, and cloth ...

ARP Warden Helmet, World War II

During World War II Air Raid Precaution warden’s had the job to protect civilians from the dangers of air-raids. During blackouts they were responsible for ensuring no light was visible. They had ...

Astrakhan Muff, mid 20th Century

This muff is made out of 'Astrakhan' which is the fur of young lambs from the area of Astrakhan a city South West of Russia. It has lustrous, closely curled wool.

Babies Shoes, mid 20th century

Silk shoes with hand sewn bird detail. The button on one shoe is missing.

Baby’s Bonnet, 19th century

This bonnet is a typical baby’s bonnet, in that it is similar to the medieval coif; the bonnet is meant to cover the hair and ears but not the forehead. It was probably worn in the 19th century but ...

Baby’s Bonnet, late Victorian / early 20th century

This bonnet is handmade with a hand sewn ‘M’ on the side, possibly the baby's initial. The bonnet is simple with no decoration or detail meaning it was probably an everyday bonnet. Bonnet’s were ...

Baby’s Satin Bonnet, 19th century

This baby’s bonnet is made out of satin and is trimmed in down feather and was possibly used as a Christening bonnet. The feather down has been mostly lost over the years with just a small amount of the ...

Baby’s White Dress

This is a handmade dress that may have been used as a Christening Gown before being altered into a formal dress. The dress has broderie anglaise on the collar, cuffs, hemline and on the belt, these ...

Baby's Bonnet

This bonnet was possibly handmade and used for Christenings or formal occasions. It has broderie anglaise along the neck and the long ribbon ties were used for extra decoration, as they would have been ...

Bear (?) Fur Stole

We believe this stole to be made out of a more unusual fur. Due to its size, the look and feel of the fur and the lack of detail (no heads or feet etc as you usually see with foxes) we think that this ...

Beige Wedding Jacket, 1920s

This silk jacket was worn by Emily Beech of Black Bank, Silverdale at her wedding in 1927. It demonstrates the flapper style of the ‘Roaring Twenties.’ This was a very boyish fashion trend compared ...

Bicorn Hat, Victorian

The bicorn developed from the tricorn hat and is mostly associated with Napoléon Bonaparte, although most military generals and officers in Europe and America wore it throughout the nineteenth and ...

Biddulph Grange

A group portrait thought to be taken on the steps of Biddulph Grange. Amateur photographer Frederick Everitt can be seen back right.

Black Bowler Hat

The bowler hat was originally made in 1848 and was considered sturdier than the top hat, (as it could easily be knocked off and damaged). The first bowler hat was originally made by brothers Thomas ...

Black Cocktail Dress, 1950s

This 1950s black cocktail dress would have been all the rage in its day. Fuller skirts became popular in the 1950s because of the end of rationing. Women wanted less utilitarian fashion and Christian ...

Black Corselet, 1940s - 1950s

Corselets are a combination of bra and corset. The corselet came about in around 1914 as women did not want to wear both a corset and a bra. This is a later example from the 1940s or 1950s when they ...