Clothing at Market Lavington Museum

We have many items of clothing in Market Lavington Museum – and too little space to have all that much of it on display. If you visit the museum (Saturday, Sunday, Wednesday and bank holiday afternoons between 2.30 and 4.30 – May to October, or by appointment) and have a particular interest please ask our stewards who will be able to find items that we have in store.

Dress worn by Peggy Gye in 1921

To illustrate clothing, I have chosen an item with a degree of poignancy for this was a dress worn by our founder and long time curator, Peggy, who died this week. The dress is made of white lawn, and was worn by Peggy in 1921, the year of her birth.  It reflects the fashion in baby clothes of that time, far removed from today’s colourful and convenient baby garments.

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2 Responses to “Clothing at Market Lavington Museum”

  1. Pram display at Market Lavington Museum « Market Lavington Museum Says:

    […] Peggy Gye, we have given a doll a 1920s look, dressed in the gown which Peggy wore back in 1923. (This has already featured in this blog.) The doll is topped with a 1920s bonnet and an appropriate shawl has been used for the baby to lie […]

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