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What's the worst thing under a crinoline?

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Paul Barton, Special Agent

Paul Barton, Special Agent Report 19 Oct 2013 12:49

Just came across an article in the Manchester Courier September 21 1861. A girl visiting a local apiary within a pleasure gardens caught her crinoline on a beehive. The whole lot came crashing down and the swarm of angry bees went up inside her crinoline! Aaaargh!


wisechild Report 19 Oct 2013 13:23

Heard of bees in your bonnet & ants in your pants, but that´s too much. :-0 :-0 :-0


SylviaInCanada Report 20 Oct 2013 00:47


Mel Fairy Godmother

Mel Fairy Godmother Report 20 Oct 2013 10:39

I think the worst thing is that they did'nt wear any underwear beneath those skirts. Dos'nt bare thinking about does it?


Ozibird Report 20 Oct 2013 21:56

Where did you get that one from, Mel? Crinolines were known for flying in the ladies' faces at the slightest of breezes. Underwear was a must.



SylviaInCanada Report 20 Oct 2013 22:06

I also have read that knickers as we know did not exist then ............

.......... if they wore anything it was split at the crotch. No need to take them down