Take a journey into the wardrobe of war

Lucy Adlington
Lucy Adlington

A special performance is to take place as part of a north Northumberland museum’s latest project.

As part of their Belford a Village at War project, funded by Heritage Lottery, Belford Museum has organised a performance by the hugely entertaining Lucy Adlington from the History Wardrobe, York.

Lucy will take her audience on a funny and heartwarming trip through the fashions of the Great War and it is a journey into the lives of the women who lived under the shadow of war and were irrevocably changed by it.

At times, laugh-out-loud funny and at others, bringing you to tears, Lucy paints a unique portrait of an inspiring generation of women, brought to life in rare and stunning images.

Great War Fashion opens the woman’s wardrobe in the years before the outbreak of war to explore the real woman behind the stiff, mono-bosomed ideal of the Edwardian Society lady draped in gossamer gowns, and closes it on a new breed of women who have donned trousers and overalls to feed the nation’s guns in munitions factories and who, clad in mourning, have loved and lost a generation of men.

The performance takes place on Sunday, May 8, at the Ferguson Hall, Belford, at 2.30pm. Tickets are £4 from Belford Newsagent or 07761470591.