Great bargain sale at Issitt’s of Charnwood Street…

This advert from the Leicester Daily Mercury on 31 January 1920 gives a good idea of what was sold at Issitt’s clothes and drapery shop at 168 Charnwood Street:

issitt's ad 1920

Just in case you’re wondering, a bed tick was a bag used to enclose bedding materials like down or feathers for pillows, or as a cover for a mattress – derived from the strong tightly woven cotton or linen fabric known as ticking. The Boys’ Strong Cloth Knickers were presumably short trousers, and the ‘slops’ seem to have been smocks or overalls. If anyone can confirm that, please leave a comment!


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