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Report a find

If you have come across a deliberately concealed garment or suspect you may have, we would be very grateful if you could complete the following form and submit it to us. Well documented finds will help contribute to our understanding of this practice and will enrich knowledge about the find.

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Important instructions - please read before completing the form

A note for museums and heritage organisations

Deliberately Concealed Garments Project
Report a Find Form

Important note:-

The personal details you submit in the Report a Find Form will remain private and confidential, and will not be passed on to a third party. The information relating to the reported find(s) will be used for research purposes only. Prior permission will be sought from the owner of the object for any further use.

Your details

Full details must be entered in all fields marked with an asterix * so we can get back to you!

*Name Firstname and surname



Don't forget your postcode/zipcode, and country if non-UK
Telephone Please give your full regional and national dialling codes
Fax Please give your full regional and national dialling codes
Are you the owner of the object(s)? Yes No

Description of object(s) found

We are interested to hear about all the objects found including small items such as coins, paper or petals that may be concealed with a larger object or garment.

1. What type of object(s) have been found and what do they look like?

Please describe the colour, materials and the shape of the object(s).

2. Where were the object(s) found?

Please describe the type of building, its age, approximate location if not at address above, and the location of the find within the building. Any information about previous occupants would also be useful, if known.


3. How were the object(s) concealed?

Please describe how the object(s) were sealed into the space and how they were wrapped or folded. Were the objects found in 'layers', in what order?


4. How and when were the object(s) found? Where are they now?

Please describe the circumstances which led to the objects being discovered and state where they objects are kept now.

Thank you for completing this form. Your contribution is very important.

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Last updated: 13 August, 2002

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