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I recently made an appointment and visited the Manchester Gallery of Costume at Platt Hall. I contacted the curator with my request to specifically see women’s cycle wear from 1886 to 1900. I was particularly interested in Manchester’s collection as they were the only collection (so far) to have a material examples on show; a pair of bloomers and cycling hat. While I was there I worked my way through a year of ‘The Queen’, a weekly periodical. I chose 1896. More soon……

A room with a view – Manchester Gallery of Costume

A room with a view – Manchester Gallery of Costume

I only managed to get through one year on the trip before exhausting myself and my camera battery. I'll be back!

I only managed to get through one year on the trip before exhausting myself and my camera battery. I’ll be back!

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