This excellent book by John Styles is just what we wanted to understand more of the social history of the 18th century. In particular, did the people in Milton Abbas have disposable income to buy new clothes? How much social status was attached to the clothes that were worn? How many changes of clothes did they have? What might they have worn to work? To Church?
The Milton Abbas Local History Group meet on the first Wed of the month Oct – June at 19:00 in the Reading Rooms Milton Abbas. Membership is £10pa.For the Programme of meetings click here. Our next meeting is on Wed 4 December 2019.
February 5th 2020 History of Clothing – What your Ancestors Wore – Anne Litchfield
23 – 25 May Reading Rooms and St James Church ‘The Times they wuz a changin’ :Life in a Georgian Dorset Village’
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