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Essex Record Office provides Movember inspiration

30 October 2012


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.