Miss Annie Cliffe was a well-known local business owner in the early 20th century. She ran Cliffe’s Drapers on 198 Station Lane, Featherstone, from the 1920s until her death in the late 1960s.
It was fondly remembered as being like ‘Aladdin’s Cave’!
Wakefield Museums and Castles has a collection of over 600 items of Miss Cliffe’s unsold shop stock. The items are a special and rare time capsule of local working-class fashions.
The pieces include womenswear and undergarments, children’s clothes and men’s accessories. They date mainly to the 1920s and 30s.
This display at Featherstone Library’s Museum Hub puts some of these items back on public display for the first time since Miss Cliffe’s shop closed.
Head to Featherstone Library during opening hours to find out more.
You can also virtually ‘visit’ Miss Cliffe’s with our interactive shop front: https://wakefieldmuseumsandlibraries.blogspot.com/p/cliffes-drapers-interactive-shop.html
Photo of Miss Cliffe outside her drapers shop shared with permission from Wakefield Libraries.
Venue opening hours
Monday : 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday : Closed
Wednesday : 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday : 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday : 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Saturday : 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Sunday : Closed