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Drop Dead Gorgeous – Part II

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Drop Dead Gorgeous – Part II

by Jess Dyde

It seems strange nowadays, in this world of a “healthy tan’ that pale skin was once so much admired. Like so many things in fashion, it comes from a statement of affluence, and status. In times gone by, the poor usually worked out of doors, and had a tanned face, hands and arms whether they liked it or not, so a pale skin was a sign of wealth and high class. To be pale meant you didn’t have to work for your living. Ladies who had to go outside in the sun, for example to a garden party, would carry a parasol, and make sure they wore shady hats and high necked dresses, to keep the face and neck as white as possible, and avoid the dreaded freckles.

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History of Glass Making

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History of Glass Making

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Drop Dead Gorgeous – Part I

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Drop Dead Gorgeous – Part I

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The English Pleasure Garden 1660-18

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The English Pleasure Garden 1660-1860 by Sarah Jane Downing

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Unusual Sources by Jess Dyde

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Unusual Sources by Jess Dyde

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Candle-making by Jess Dyde

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Candle-making by Jess Dyde

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A Dyeing Art – By Jess Dyde

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A Dyeing Art – By Jess Dyde

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Hartlepool – a brief history

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Hartlepool – a brief history

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Gurkha!

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Gurkha!

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