Salmon Pink Crepe Dress and Jacket
Salmon pink crepe dress and short, long sleeved edge to edge jacket. Dress has round neck, bodice is gathered onto two shoulder sections and again at lower edge into wide waistband. Sleeves are short and plain, gathered into yoke at sleeve head. Skirt is gored and gathered to waistband at centre front, hem is hand finished with bias binding. There is a side opening to left hand seam finished with press studs. The back has a short opening with five self-covered buttons and rouleaux loops with thr
Author(s): The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordsh

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Dunhill Pursuit Aftershave Bottle and Box
Aftershave bottle and box. Squat elongated bottle with silver metal cap with bronze compass inset in top. Label (to front): Dunhill and (base) Pursuit Eau de Toilette 50 ml 1.6fl oz Flammable Made in France Bronze snakeskin effect box with Dunhill Pursuit and comapss on silver ground. Silver strip along base with Eau de Toilette Natural Spray Vapouriser 50 ml 1.6fl oz in black characters. Ingredients listed on back of box; barcode on base. Interior corrugated packaging in same bronze colour.. Ma
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Black Wool Jacket with High Stand Collar
Black wool jacket with high stand collar. Buttoned from neck to waist (18); buttons have fine silver decoration with relief pattern. Sleeves have high gathered heads; sleeves are very narrow, shaped at elbow for ease, and coming to a point at the wrist; decorated with three buttons (as front) at inner wrist. Bodice is finely shaped with darts and boned. Back is finished with two points at centre (possibly part of a riding habit) Inside is lined with khaki calico and has a khaki waistband. machin
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Emerald Green John Charles Evening Gown
Emerald green evening gown; strapless with sweetheart neckline, boned and shaped bodice with deep gathers. Gathers and ruching to dropped waist and fishtail skirt with panels of pleated fabric; lined. Cut-away centre front, but left longat back. large black rose corsage on pleated skirt, left side. Plastic zip to centre back. label has detachable straps sewn in. label: John Charles Eveningwear Made in England, 8 and 100% Polyester and laundry instructions. Maker: John, Charles. Date: 1980 - 1989
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Record player housed in a grey and black leatherette carrying case
Garrard portable record player, housed in grey and black leatherette case. Silver metal control panel at top front with turn-control knobs. Inside record turntable with settings for 78, 45 and 33 rpm play, swivel arm to secure record stack, needle arm secured in plastic mount. Outside, lid is secured with metal clasps and there is a carrying handle on the right side. Long grey flex with standard 3 pin plug. Maker: Garrard. Date: 1969 (circa) - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Sta
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Ivory Silk Wedding Dress
Wedding dress in ivory coloured silk; has a long panelled skirt and long sleeves. Bodice has bound and top-stitched sweetheart neckline set into central panel with shoulder yokes. Side panels of bodice are gathered into the central panel from bust to raised waist. Centre panel is top-stitched (small stitches) in self coloured thread. Sleeves are full and padded at the sleeve-heads; cut in two sections the sleeve back is gathered into the front from elbow to wrist and is finished with 12 self-cov
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Navy Crepe Dress with Round Neck Slashed to Centre Front
Navy crepe dress with round neck slashed to centre front. Three-quarter wide fitting sleeves with fold-back cuffs. Bodice is embroidered with loose stitching the same colour as fabric. Neck edging is bound and highlighted with three narrow strips of drawn thread detail. Bodice is darted into waist (two either side of centre front). Long zip to left hand side.Skirt has three bands of sunray pleats to front; machine finished hem. Zip to centre back; bodice is darted into waist either side of centr
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Navy Blue Pintucked Crepe Dress with Half Length Sleeves
Navy blue crepe dress, 1/2 length sleeves, full skirt falling to two horizontal pin tucks above a deep hem. Bodice has sweetheart neckline gathered onto shoulder yokes and darted (two either side) to centre front. The darts are top-stitched, the neck is infilled with cream lace and there are three self-covered buttons to cente front (as trim). the sleeves are gathered to the yoke and have pin-tucked details to the hem. there is a bound opening to left hand seam secured with press studs. The skir
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Brown Primark Dress
Brown dress; pinafore-style. Scoop neck, sleeveless with deep armholes; darted from centre front of armhole to hip, topstitched to waist. Belt loops on each of the darts at the waist with self-covered belt and large round buckle. Unlined with machine stitched hem. Concealed zip to left hand side. centre back seam with 21cm top-stitched split. Long darts either side and single belt loop to centre back. Self-fabric facing to neck and armholes. Labels (back neck): atmosphere 10/38 Retail labels (at
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Blue and Gold Brocade Shirt-Waisted Dress
Blue and gold brocade shirt-waisted dress. Bodice is single-breasted centre front opening with three large self covered buttons. The opening continues into a placket in skirt front with a further two buttons. Sleeves are 3/4 length inset to bodice with cuffs finished with buttonholes and self covered buttons. Full skirt is attached to bodice with unpressed pleats. The bodice has a revered collar and is attached to skirt at back with unpressed pleats. There are belt loops (belt missing) at either
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Black Ludlow Dress with V Neck
Black dress; long sleeves are semi-sheer and are gathered into narrow cuffs with self covered button and rouleau loops. Dress is made of a bonded fabric. Wrap-over bodice is pintucked onto a yoke over the shoulders, which contain pads, and has a V neck with scalloped edging which continues down to the curved waist. Small metal zip to left-hand side seam. Belt loops to waist and long self-fabric tie belt.Scallop detail continues across and down the front of the dress to the hem. Label (back neck)
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White Primark Shirt with Pink Stripes
White shirt with pink stripes, shirt-style collar to 'V' neck, eight small buttons to centre front. 3/4 sleevs with deep cuffs. Darted from mid-armhole to hem, side panels are gathered to fronts to give ruched effect. Back is pleated onto yoke at centre back. Long darts at either side. Yoke and cuffs have contrasting horizontal stripes. Labels (back neck): atmosphere 18/46 Retail labels (attached): atmosphere and Primark Pink Size 18 £2.50 (side seam): 65% Polyester 35% Cotton. Maker: Prim
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Plum Coloured Ann Reeves Dress
Plum coloured dress; squared scoop neck with half mandarin collar with feature self-covered buttons and long narrow sleeves. Collar and bodice are part-lined in black fabric. The dress is waisted and darted to bust; skirt is straight and long with vent to left hand seam, lined as for bodice. Long zip is set below neckline at centre back.Label (back neck): Ann Reeves and Co Ltd London, USA 8 EURO 36 UK 10 Made in England and 100% Acrylic. Maker: Ann, Reeves - from the The Betty Smithers Design Co
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Avacado Green Smoke Jacket
Man's 'disco' jacket in avacado green synthetic satin. Single breasted with wide lapels. Two large patch pockets; one white button fastening at front. Unlined.. Maker: Smoke. Date: 1970 - 1979 - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
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Water and climate changes

This video describes the effects of pollution to the water as well as the occurring climate changes.
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Professors Kate Pickett and Richard Wilkinson delivered a special lecture outlining the impact of financial inequality within a society : its impact on a range of health and well-being indicators as well as its impact on sustainability. The lecture was given on the 26th May 2014
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In elementary school he said he had a wonderful teacher, he was always doing art in the back of the room. His teachers would always hang up his art around the school. He reflects that his artwork was a huge part of his life. He says authors need to be clear, readers need to know what is going on, it needs to be truthful. He also talks about how the writing comes first and then the illustrations. He uses real pictures to draw the kids in his stories, some are based on kids his son went to school
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