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VICTORIAN & EDWARDIAN UMBRELLAS – A CASE STUDY (B 16)

Umbrellas for protection in the rain and parasols for the sun – here I will give a few examples of the first mentioned from the small coastal town of Whitby during the Victorian and Edwardian periods. 740 more words

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WATERPROOF GARMENTS – THE LONG NINETEENTH CENTURY (B 15)

It is uncertain for how long people have been making their clothes waterproof with various kinds of wax or tarpaulin, but at least in the 1700s these methods were in common use and in the preceding century the so-called oilskins became popular – for outdoor needs, working coats and particularly for seamen’s clothing. 861 more words

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TEXTILE SHOPKEEPERS IN A COASTAL TOWN – A CASE STUDY (B 13)

The research project “The Textile History of Whitby 1700-1914” which stretched over almost a decade and was published earlier this year has left me with some documents, photographs and odd bits of facts not possible to fit into the book. 715 more words

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