The History Wardrobe recreates the fashions of women during the Great War

Darlington and Stockton Times: Meredith Towne, part of the performance group The History Wardrobe dresssed as they did in the period of WW1. Meredith was part of the performance "Women and the Great War" at The Head of Steam Rail Museum, Darlington. Meredith Towne, part of the performance group The History Wardrobe dresssed as they did in the period of WW1. Meredith was part of the performance "Women and the Great War" at The Head of Steam Rail Museum, Darlington.

MUSEUM visitors were taken back to the fashions of the First World War in a performance focused on women’s experiences.

Women and the Great War is the latest production by The History Wardrobe - a performance group that brings history to life through costume - and was performed at Darlington’s Head of Steam railway museum throughout today (Sunday, March 16).

The show focuses on the social upheaval caused during the Great War and the new opportunities and freedoms it brought to many women, all of which had a dramatic impact on fashions.

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