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by Polly Victorian
Tue Apr 03, 2012 7:46 am
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: 4 Word Story
Replies: 9314
Views: 1011652

Re: 4 Word Story

albeit slightly off centre
by Polly Victorian
Thu Mar 01, 2012 11:14 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: 4 Word Story
Replies: 9314
Views: 1011652

Re: 4 Word Story

of antediluvian origin although
by Polly Victorian
Fri Feb 17, 2012 11:19 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Declaration of a Republic of North East Victoria
Replies: 3
Views: 2089

Re: Declaration of a Republic of North East Victoria

The Kelly Gang wore armour, so perhaps they could be considered re-enactors? :shifty:
by Polly Victorian
Mon Jan 09, 2012 11:34 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Sewing projects
Replies: 105
Views: 33336

Re: Sewing projects

Sewing, Ann Ladbury, multiple copies on Amazon from 1P http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sewing-Ann-Ladbury/dp/0855331038/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1318527380&sr=1-3 Thank you to everyone on this thread who recommended Ann Ladbury's excellent book. It is brilliant! Everything I needed to kno...
by Polly Victorian
Thu Sep 22, 2011 9:31 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Butts Lane
Replies: 12
Views: 3451

Re: Butts Lane

The Concise English Dictionary (compiled by Dr Charles Annandale, published 1918) gives the etymology of the word "butt" as Old French meaning "the end or extremity of a thing". The long list of definitions includes "an irregularly shaped piece of land, as an outlying piece...
by Polly Victorian
Sat Jun 25, 2011 10:58 am
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Victorian Era - birthday celebrations?
Replies: 2
Views: 3514

Re: Victorian Era - birthday celebrations?

Birthday cards were very popular, but there tended not to be much in the way of formal celebrations (parties etc) after the 21st birthday.

Here's a link to a blog from someone with the same question - has some interesting tidbits:

http://little-details.livejournal.com/1576791.html

Regards,
Polly

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