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  • TV’s Call the Midwife character wore clothes bought at hospice shop

    Henry James

    ACTRESS Annette Crosby was praised for her performance in a recent episode of the acclaimed TV drama series Call the Midwife - and she was wearing clothes bought from the St Joseph’s Hospice shop in Maghull.

    A regular customer at the store on Westway is a vintage clothes specialist and she was asked by the BBC to buy suitable clothes for the character to wear.

    Shop manager Susan Smith, said: “One of our regular customers is a vintage clothing specialist from Bijou & Vintage in Liverpool and she is often on the lookout for interesting and quirky vintage items.

    “She was approached by the costume design department on Call the Midwife to source items of clothing for the series and we were delighted when they told us that the nightwear worn by Annette Crosby in the show came from our shop in Maghull.

    “Charity shops can be a real treasure trove and we do receive some very old and vintage items so it’s wonderful that these are picked up by specialists and are put to good use, in this case they even made it on to prime time TV!”

    Annette Crosby, who is best known for playing Margaret Meldrew in One Foot in the Grave, was Clarice Milgrove who had a leg ulcer in the show. She battled the authority who were talking of moving her into a home.

    Viewers then learned that Clarice had involved in the suffragettes. Eventually she is persuaded to be moved to a home of her own free will rather than have to be removed by force.

    Viewers have praised her performance and said she should receive a BAFTA for it.

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