Author Topic: A Victorian woman with short hair?! Evelyn Rimmer, Lancashire  (Read 971 times)

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Re: A Victorian woman with short hair?! Evelyn Rimmer, Lancashire
« Reply #9 on: Sunday 19 May 19 14:25 BST (UK) »
Not what you said on the Link, Gadget.

I think China was the only one who though her hair might be long. I don't think I said so. Can you give me the link to that, please?
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Re: A Victorian woman with short hair?! Evelyn Rimmer, Lancashire
« Reply #10 on: Sunday 19 May 19 14:34 BST (UK) »
You were the first to answer on the Link.
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Re: A Victorian woman with short hair?! Evelyn Rimmer, Lancashire
« Reply #11 on: Sunday 19 May 19 14:54 BST (UK) »
Hi Ruth...I hope you don't mind me giving her a bit of a tidy, you don't have to have it if you don't want. She does look rather pensive doesn't she.
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Re: A Victorian woman with short hair?! Evelyn Rimmer, Lancashire
« Reply #12 on: Sunday 19 May 19 15:06 BST (UK) »
It might be that her hair has been tightly curled as was the fashion similar to what queen Alexandra wore.
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Re: A Victorian woman with short hair?! Evelyn Rimmer, Lancashire
« Reply #13 on: Sunday 19 May 19 15:08 BST (UK) »
"Seth Rimmer was a well-known grocer and tee-totaller"

Maybe it's the grocery connection.  As noted, Adelaide Bartlett had short hair and her husband was a grocer.  My own great grandfather was also a grocer and, in the only picture I have of the family, it appears that great grandma had short hair or at least pulled it back so severely that it looked short [it's hard to tell because of the quality of the photo].
Wiltshire:  Banks, Taylor
Somerset:  Duddridge, Richards, Barnard, Pillinger
Gloucestershire:  Barnard, Marsh, Crossman
Bristol:  Banks, Duddridge, Barnard
Down:  Ennis, McGee
Wicklow:  Chapman, Pepper
Wigtownshire:  Logan, Conning
Wisconsin:  Ennis, Chapman, Logan, Ware
Maine:  Ware, Mitchell, Tarr

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Re: A Victorian woman with short hair?! Evelyn Rimmer, Lancashire
« Reply #14 on: Sunday 19 May 19 15:13 BST (UK) »
You were the first to answer on the Link.

I didn't say anything about her hair being  cut, which is what I was referring to you in my post:

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Re: A Victorian woman with short hair?! Evelyn Rimmer, Lancashire
« Reply #15 on: Sunday 19 May 19 15:21 BST (UK) »
A lovely, sensitive restore, Carol  :)

An interesting observation, Erato. I wonder whether it was something to do with hygiene in grocers' shops ??
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Re: A Victorian woman with short hair?! Evelyn Rimmer, Lancashire
« Reply #16 on: Sunday 19 May 19 15:23 BST (UK) »
Two more dated by Jim1 to 1888 to 1893. Younger one is my grandfathers sister 1870 to 1954.

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Re: A Victorian woman with short hair?! Evelyn Rimmer, Lancashire
« Reply #17 on: Sunday 19 May 19 15:42 BST (UK) »
Another example - my great grandparents.  The younger girl is my grandmother, born in June 1886.
Wiltshire:  Banks, Taylor
Somerset:  Duddridge, Richards, Barnard, Pillinger
Gloucestershire:  Barnard, Marsh, Crossman
Bristol:  Banks, Duddridge, Barnard
Down:  Ennis, McGee
Wicklow:  Chapman, Pepper
Wigtownshire:  Logan, Conning
Wisconsin:  Ennis, Chapman, Logan, Ware
Maine:  Ware, Mitchell, Tarr