Down to Bournemouth university today to meet and brief the team I will be working with for the next five weeks on a historic clothing project. The team (nine 2nd years) were all bright eyed and bushy tailed this morning despite some of them not getting to bed much before 3 after drinks the previous evening. How I envy their youth. I was in bed by 10:30!
The project got off to a great start, intelligent questions showed they understood the brief and a highlight was a WW2 British dispatch riders coat one particularly eagle eyed student had found at a car boot sale over the weekend. She paid £7!! Such a pity the brief does not include military dress. Looking forward to our building up a great archive of pre-war working mens clothing.
Any friends with pieces in their own archives are welcome to send them over.