of travelling trunk in use during the 1900's.
Imported from Saratoga Springs, New York State
USA. After the Battle of Saratoga in 1777 on the
Hudson River the place became a tourist resort.
There are a lot of designs of these trunks, (Please
see photo link below) Saratoga seemed to be
a place where many people went with the trunks
and so they became known as Saratogs Trunks.
went on holiday in those days they would take
a lot of clothes and other items with them. One
of these trunks would carry it all. Some of them
had different compartments in them which would
help in packing shoes and other unusual shaped
items such as a parasol. This one has a lift out
compartment in it.
This trunk belonged
to Mrs R. Cromwell Edwards, mother of famous local
Stella Edwards, and was used when she went
to East Runton in 1900. The Edwards lived in Fairfield
Avenue. According to the label on the trunk it
was sent in advance.
suggest thet 'Luggage in Advance' began in 1898-1900.
The name of the railway line on the label is the
LONDON & SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY.
The trunk needs
renovation work to it, You can see that by the