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Essex Record Office provides Movember inspiration

30 October 2012

Movember
 

The Essex Record Office (ERO) is providing inspiration for men taking part in the international Movember campaign by tweeting an image a day of dapper moustaches sported in Essex in the 1900s. 
 
Alongside tweets, the ERO will provide a weekly round-up of the images every Friday on its blog.

Hannah Salisbury from the ERO Audience Development Team said: “The photographs we have sought out are pretty much all late Victorian / Edwardian and First World War era.

“It was a team effort sourcing them, based on searching through our collections of portraits, group photographs and family photograph albums. Together, the images form a fantastic record of Essex life, people and places, and moustaches!”

The Movember campaign takes place each November and sees men beginning the month clean-shaven and growing moustaches over the course of 30 days to raise awareness of men’s health issues.

County Councillor Jeremy Lucas, Cabinet Member for Customer Services, Environment and Culture said: “Over the years, Movember has become an increasingly popular event for men across the world – it is about bringing back the moustache, having fun and doing it all for a serious cause. The ERO have thought of an interesting way of getting involved this year and I look forward to reviewing Essex moustaches from the archives.”  

The ERO is open six days a week for anyone who wants to find out about the history of their family, house or local area, and its expert staff are always happy to help visitors.