A Victorian Treat!

Today Year Two had a real treat. Monty brought in two genuine Victorian nightdresses, both of which had been handmade. The first had been made by Monty’s Great Great Great Great Grandmother (his Grandmother’s Great Great Grandmother – I hope you’re keeping up!) when she was aged just 8. She made it for the Great Exhibition at the Crystal Palace in 1851. The detail and fine stitching was simply amazing and we were all enthralled by it, especially the fact that it has yellowed slightly with age but is otherwise immaculate. The second garment was equally wonderful and made by Monty’s Great Great Great Grandmother in 1866 at the age of 12.

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