Kingsland Heritage
Mrs Scott, Draper

Mrs R Scott Draper's

10. Mrs R Scott Draper | 477 New North Road

Built in the early 1890's the building was occupied by a Mrs Rachael Scott, draper, from around 1901 up until 1925-26. In 1970 a drapery business, Kingsland Drapery Ltd, was still being operated from the building.

By 1985 the building was a food business and is now a restaurant.

Scroll down to see a typical drapery shopping list from 1925...

Drapery Shopping List

  • Darning wool & darning mushroom
  • Darning & sewing needles
  • Thimble
  • Dressmaking pins
  • Inch tape & marking chalk
  • Dressmaking scissors & pinking shears
  • Sewing machine needles
  • Pattern for sugar sack apron
  • Ric rac braid, bias binding & lace
  • 2½ yards drill material for man’s work trousers
  • 1½ yards flannel material for boy’s school shirt
  • 2 yards gingham material for girl’s dress
  • 10 yards chintz material for curtains
  • 10 yards calico lining
  • 6 yards ticking material for mattress cover
  • 10lb kapok mattress filling
  • Reels matching thread
  • Buckles &buttons

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