Fearnought (But the Captain)

Crime reports have to be used with caution but often they give valuable context for and insights into, clothing history.

convicts Knitting

Knitting As Punishment

MARY Bowler, a young woman and an inmate of the Faringdon Union [workhouse], was on the 5th inst., brought before the Rev. J.F.Cleaver and Sir R.G. Throckmorton, charged by the Governor with having refused to perform the work assigned her, namely, knitting socks; she was committed to Reading Gaol for 21 days’ hard labour. Jackson’s […]