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A History And Guide To Collecting Ladies' Antique Skirt Lifters, By Carole Ann Walker

Price: £18.50

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Skirt Lifters show the ingenuity of Victorian, Edwardian (and some earlier) inventors to raise ladies’ long skirts above the filth and muck of the roads and walk ways. They come in a wide variety of very delightful designs, patents and mechanisms. They are small items that can be displayed very effectively or stored in small cabinets.

Up until now there has been little information on the subject. The aim of this book is to give prospective collectors and those interested in the history of such items an insight in to the fascinating world of skirt lifters.

The author, Carole, is a member of the History Committee and enjoys her role as a steward at Fairlynch. She and her husband, Peter, moved to Budleigh full-time in 2015. This is one of three books that she has published.

We are very grateful to Carole for allowing us to sell her books for the benefit of the Fairlynch Museum.

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