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Crinoline, Petticoat
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Title: Crinoline, Petticoat
Identifier: 2008.5.3
Donor: Mrs. Vera Hughes
Item Date: 1960-1979
Creation Date: 2011
Location: Bradley Museum

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Description: A white nylon and cotton crinoline made up of two layers with an elastic waist. Each layer is made up of four bands of frill while each successive frill is wider (and has more fabric) than the one above resulting in a very wide full circle bottom edge. A tiny 2cm wide frill finishes the bottom edge. A black and white label measuring 4 cm by 2.5 cm, found inside the skirt, reads "Avondale Made in Canada 100% nylon Hand washable."

Mrs. Vera Hughes, along with her husband the late Jim Hughes started square dancing in 1959 up until Mr. Hughes passing in 1992. Mr and Mrs. Hughes danced with various square dancing callers in Mississauga and Oakville and used to dance two to three times a week. They started dancing with a caller by the name of Mr. Bill Cooper and another gentleman who used to teach square dancing at the Cawthra Community Centre. Mrs. Hughes also recalls dancing with her husband and another group at the Riverside Public School in Port Credit.

Mr. and Mrs. Vera Hughes moved to their home in Port Credit 47 years ago, where Mrs. Hughes still remains.
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