Category: History

General History

A fire at Wargrave Church June 1914

Wargrave Church Fire

This is taken from the Wokingham Fire Brigade diaries which were in the possession of my father for a while before we passed them onto the Berkshire Records Office. These covered the call outs made by the Wokingham Fire Brigade during…

Origins of clothes and writings for tailors

"The Bedlam of Creation", illustration depicting Diogenes Teufelsdroch in Monmouth Street

This is from the the eighth to the thirteenth parts of the handbook, looking at what, today, would be seen to be theological and political themes. WDF was a quaker and his beliefs came across in his writing. Again, I am…

The Tailors Handbook – History and Philosophy

Fronstpiece from cyclopedia of costume

This is the fifth article taken from “The Tailor’s Handbook of Useful Information” by W.D.F. Vincent published in c1905 It is taken from the fourth to the seventh parts of the the handbook looking at the history and philosophy of  clothing.  “…whether…

History and Philosophy of Clothes

History of Costume from Tailors Handbook

This is from the fourth to the seventh parts of the the handbook looking at the history and philosophy of  clothing. I haven’t included everything from sections IV, V and VI, as there many books available today that look at…

The Tailors Handbook – External Anatomy

External Anatomy

This is the fourth article taken from “The Tailor’s Handbook of Useful Information” by W.D.F. Vincent published in c1905 It is the third part of the the handbook which looks at the anatomy and proportions of the body . “…In…