Monthly Archives: May 2016

Forgotten Fashions: Etam

Etam was one of several fashion or boutique chains which were popular with young women in the mid-20th century. Its main rivals through the 1960s and 1970s included Dorothy Perkins, Chelsea Girl (sigh!), Richard Shops, Wallis and Miss Selfridge. In later … Continue reading

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Charles Morrison’s Diary, 1 to 14 June 1863

Monday 1st June Robert Gerrie went away tonight. I had a walk with Christina down to the well and back and then we had a long conversation about the obstacles in the way and also got her promise and which … Continue reading

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Charles Morrison’s Diary, 14 to 31 May 1863

Thursday 14th May The Steamer ‘Queen’ arrived from Granton at 4 A.M. with a great number of passengers. Mr & Mrs Angus McKay fish curer came. I have read of the disastrous loss of the Steamer Anglo-Saxon off Cape Race … Continue reading

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Dolcis: The World of Fashion at your Feet

Some of the most adventurous and exciting shoe shops of the 20th century – and especially of the 1950s – belonged to Dolcis. Once ubiquitous but ultimately ephemeral, scant trace of these can be found on the present-day high street. … Continue reading

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