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Lyons Nippy Waitress c.1930

March 16, 2020 Posted by | Maid, Maids, Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Lyons waitresses – The Sketch – Wednesday 7th January 1925

TEA-SHOP GIRLS– OF TO-DAY AND YESTERDAY: LYONS’ WAITRESSES OF PAST YEARS AND OF 1925.

 

Our photographs show interesting developments in the way of decorative dress for waitresses at the famous Lyons tea-shops. Above will be seen the long- skirted girl of past days, with her cap perched on the back of her head, and her stiff, hard collar. On the left is the pretty girl who waited on customers last year with a becoming head-dress, and short skirt, but still high-collared while on the right is the new Lyons Lady of 1925, with a Peter Pan collar, monogrammed cap, and tab, and natty row of chic buttons on the front of her smartly cut dress. It will be seen that a pleated apron fastened by a ribbon sash replaces the ordinary apron with cross-straps worn last year.

 

The Sketch – Wednesday 7th January 1925

March 17, 2019 Posted by | Maid, Maids, Servants, Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Lyons Nippy

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 “A Lyons Nippy” (Miss Hibbott), 1939, photograph by Bill Brandt

Lyons Nippy

September 25, 2016 Posted by | Maid, Maids, Servants, Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment