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Pair of Rohan Craghopper breeches

Accession Number

981.2012.1

Object Name

Pair of Rohan Craghopper breeches

Created

21/02/2012

Creator

Hermione Cooper

Accession Date

21/02/2012

Brief Description

Pair of climbing breeches with added patches and gore-tex gaiters. Two front zipped pockets and one at back. two waist buttons and front zip.

Materials

viscose,lycra, gore-tex

Dimensions

inside leg 73(l) cms

Number Of Objects

1 pair

Inscription Description

"42" on faded laundry label and "MADE BY CRAGHOPPERS BATLEY ENGLAND" "ROHAN" label on back pocket.

Colour

blue,green

Maker

Craghoppers

Object Production Place

Batley, England

Provenance

This lovely pair of breeches were donated by Alex and Mary Gillespie, which is very appropriate as Mary is the one who made the alterations by adding gore-tex patches and lower legs. The front thigh patches were designed to meet the lower edge of a waterproof jacket and repel the drips when it rained - this meant not having to put waterproof trousers on in all but the worst of weather. The lower sections of gore-tex performed the role of gaiter. A highly skilled seamstress - Mary customized all kinds of gear, some of which you'll find elsewhere in the collection.

Acquisition Method

Donated by Mary and Alex Gillespie

Acquisition Date

21/02/2012

Condition Check Date

21/02/2012

Rules

Spectrum : UK Museum documentation standard, V.3.1 2007

Modified

21/02/2012

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