All posts by Helen Vasey

About Helen Vasey

I'm the Curatorial Assistant on the Wor Life project, Wor Life is a partnership project between Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums and Sunderland Museums and Heritage to commemorate the centenary of the First World War. One of my main jobs is to research our First World War collections and improve their documentation.

First World War underwear

Underwear has changed a lot in the last one hundred years, especially for women, here’s some of our First World War era under garments…….. Combinations – an all-in-one piece that combined a camisole with long drawers, an underskirt would have… Read more

10 pairs of First World War shoes

As part of my work on the ‘Wor Life’ project I have been identifying First World War era clothing and textiles within Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums stores. Here are ten pairs of shoes; 1910-1914 – TWCMS : H16931… Read more

First World War Era Outerwear.

As part of the ‘Wor Life’ project I have been identifying First World War era clothing and textiles within the Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums collection.  Here I will show you seven beautiful outer garments. 1910-1914 – TWCMS : J6778… Read more

First World War souvenir embroidery

During the First World War souvenir embroidery became incredibly popular, many people have in their own homes embroidered postcards from the First World War, either bought abroad and sent home to loved ones, or embroidered by the soldiers themselves.  Tyne… Read more

First World War wedding fashions

We have in the Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums costume collection some beautiful wedding outfits from the First World War era. 1914 – TWCMS : D5868.1-5 & D5871     This wedding dress (above) is currently on display in… Read more