Thank you for taking the time to read this page.
I am researching a book about The House of Mirelle, a fashion house based in Hull UK between 1938 and the 1970s.
The book is non-fiction, which means that it tells the story in a factual way and the good news is that you can get involved!
The book is being written with your help – your memories, recollections and experiences are integral to telling the story of the House Of Mirelle.
It’s your stories and memories that makes the book come alive.
The fashion house existed in Hull in many places throughout its life and although Hull was bombed in World War 2,Mirelle survived the Hull Blitz.
What sort of information do you need ?
Any information you might remember about the House of Mirelle, their employees, their fashions, what it was like to shop there or if you remember any clothes you bought there too.
Ideas to help jog your memory
Here’s a page worth reading to help jog your memory. It gives you some ideas to try if your memory is rusty or things happened a long time ago.
Who owned the House of Mirelle?
Mira (Miriam) Bibbero Johnson was the Director of the House of Mirelle. She was married to Charles Percival Mountain.
They lived for many years in The Avenues conservation area in Hull.
Did you know them? If you did please do get in touch.
Working at the House of Mirelle
The House of Mirelle employed sales assistants, dressmakers and mannequins – that means models who modelled the clothing in live fashion shows.
Did someone in your family work, model or go to a fashion show there.
If they did, I’d love to hear about that as well.
What will you do with the information?
I am collecting information for a book about The House of Mirelle and to build the primary historic archive about Mirelle too.
Are you looking for personal stories?
Yes – that’s what I’m looking for. Feel free to write to me with any personal stories or memories you have.
What include is up to you. Perhaps you’d like to to write down what you remember first and then send it to me or we can talk it through over the phone.
Are you using my personal information?
The contact form will ask you for some personal information.
Any personal information like your name or age or contact details will not be published or given to anyone else unless you give me written consent to do so.
I will use the personal information you send me like your email address to contact you to ask questions or find out more about your stories.
I don’t remember much at all
Even small snippets of information help to build up a story. Memories of what the shop looked like on the high street when you walked past, for instance, can really help bring history alive.
I don’t have my dress / item of clothing any more
Again, no worries. I’m working with an illustrator to bring the clothes alive. All I need is a description or a photo.
I got married in a House Of Mirelle wedding dress
Fabulous! Do you have a photo of the dress? If so, I’d love to see it.
I don’t know about the House of Mirelle but my family might do
Great! Sometimes information is passed down through families from people in older generations.
If you do – go ahead and contact me with what you’ve found out.
I think my family member or friend might have worked there..
That’s great too!
Their memories and information is interesting and useful. If they do not use email or the internet we can find a way to talk that they feel comfortable with.
I don’t know if my information is useful…
It might be – send me a quick email we can chat about whether it is useful.
How do I get in touch with you ?
By using this form. It’s simple and easy.
Or you can email me directly on firstname.lastname@example.org.
I will call you if you leave your number and a good time to speak to you as well.
Many thanks for your time taken in sending me this information,
©Carrie Henderson. All Rights Reserved.