Royston Vasey Memories.
Mr A.C.Pitt-Rivers of the Royston Vasey Corset Museum kindly allowed us to reproduce this advertisement from the Museums collection to celebrate a local romance. It may be recalled that Mrs Bagshaw of the Hygenic Laundry unwisely used to wear a pair of these electric corsets when she was still Miss Tinkle. The steam and damp of the laundry caused a short circuit and left Miss Tinkle prostrate on the floor, only the quick thinking of young Mr Bagshaw who happened to be passing and gave her the kiss of life, prevented a tragedy, and indeed turned what could have been a tragedy into one of the great romances of Royston Vasey history. It was helped along of course when Miss Tinkle’s father, accompanied by a 12 bore shotgun, arrived on young Mr Bagshaw’s doorstep to thank him and to indicate that after being seen loosening his horizontal daughters clothing and kissing her on the floor of the Laundry he, young Mr Bagshaw, had no choice but to do the decent thing and marry her. Wedding Bells followed.