Julie tries on a hat

I met Julie Walsh in the Ladies Waiting Room at Alresford Station today – trying on a 1940s hat. It’s War on the Line at the Watercress Line this weekend and Julie was a most eye-catching passenger in her fitted scarlet dress, high heels and pencilled stocking seams down the backs of her legs. ‘I’d dress up all the time if I could,’ she told me. ‘I just love these do’s.’ She explained that it’s very difficult to accessorize period costumes, so it’s great to come to re-enactment events like like this and trawl through the vintage clothes stalls. ‘I was born in the wrong era,’ she concluded with a sigh.

Iris Crowfoot

Mid Hants Railway Ltd ‘Watercress Line’


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