Diary extract from Elaine Evans, 1971

List of clothing bought by Elaine Evans in 1971 | Contributed to the Letter in the Attic by Elaine Evans
List of clothing bought by Elaine Evans in 1971
Contributed to the Letter in the Attic by Elaine Evans
Wedding photograph of Elaine and Steve Evans, 1970 | Contributed to the Letter in the Attic by Elaine Evans
Wedding photograph of Elaine and Steve Evans, 1970
Contributed to the Letter in the Attic by Elaine Evans

Elaine Evans was born in Middlesex in 1937.  The family moved to Brighton for the sea air in 1948, when a doctor advised that the London smog was bad for Elaine’s sister’s asthma. Elaine went to Hove County Grammar School for Girls, leaving at the age of 18.

Elaine married Steve Evans in 1970 and they lived together in Hove until his death in 2006.

Decimalisation, February 1971

Among the collection donated to the Letter in the Attic project by Elaine, is a diary that she kept from 1967 to 1971 where she lists all the clothes she purchases or has made for her at that time. The page for 1971 shows the change over to decimalisation in February of that year.

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