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The Miss Bromleys, Byfield, Northamptonshire

The Miss Bromleys, Byfield, Northamptonshire
Photograph taken Sep 1904 © Reproduced by permission of Historic England Archive ref: AA97/06018

The three Miss Bromleys with their bicycles at the side of the road. By the end of the Victorian period women's clothing was becoming less bulky. This meant that they could take up new leisure activities such as cycling. It also became more acceptable for middle class women to travel outside the home alone or with other women.