Carole has continued to collect these very attractive and unusual items that were designed to keep ladies’ skirts out of the dirt and muck of the streets. She now has a vast collection of skirt lifters and has produced a book on this fascinating subject. The book retails at £18.50 plus p&p £1.50. It is available directly from Wolds Publishing or from eBay or Amazon.
Bridget McConnel writing in the diary entry for March 2016 on the Thimble Society web site states: “The book is excellent, well researched, presented with photos, drawings and old advertising catalogues. These delightful items were used to hitch up a woman’s long skirt to facilitate dancing and all sports. There is a huge variation of design and materials. Enjoy the spring with this delicious book as your companion when out hunting.”