Take a journey into the wardrobe of war

A special performance is to take place as part of a North Northumberland museum's latest project.

Monday, 2nd May 2016, 8:27 am
Lucy Adlington

As part of their ‘Belford a Village at War’ project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Belford Museum has organised a performance by the hugely entertaining Lucy Adlington, from the History Wardrobe, York.

Lucy will take her audience on an amusing and heart-warming trip through the fashions of the First World War and its journey into the lives of the women who lived under the shadow of conflict and were irrevocably changed by it.

At times, laugh-out-loud funny and at others, bringing you to tears, Lucy paints a unique portrait of an inspiring generation of women, brought to life in rare and stunning images.

Great War Fashion opens the woman’s wardrobe in the years before the outbreak of war to explore the real women behind the stiff, mono-bosomed ideal of the Edwardian Society lady draped in gossamer gowns, and closes it on a new breed of women who have donned trousers and overalls to feed the nation’s guns in munitions factories and who, clad in mourning, have loved and lost a generation of men.

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The performance takes place on Sunday, May 8, in the Ferguson Hall, Belford, at 2.30pm. Tickets £4 from Belford Newsagent or on 07761 470591.