29 June 2013, People’s History Museum, Manchester

Public Lecture

Dr Charlotte Wildman (University of Manchester): “Working-Class Women, Fashion, Glamour and Shopping in Manchester, 1910s-1939″

How did women in Manchester use home dressmaking to access fashionable clothes? Dr Wildman’s lecture investigated how young working-class women used home dressmaking to access the latest fashion and imitate film stars.


Leanne Tonkin (Textile Conservator at the People’s History Museum): “Textiles and Clothing at the People’s History Museum”

Leanne Tonkin provided an insight into the work of the Textile Conservation Studio. Exhibits from the Museum’s archive and object collection were on display. These exhibits also related to Dr Wildman’s lecture.