The pot depicts a fictional transvestite festival in Chelmsford based on the real story of the Chelmsford Sissies.

Sir Thomas Sissye was a Royalist who surrendered his band to Roundhead troops in 1648. As a humiliation Sissye and his men were forced to parade through Chelmsford wearing women's dress. Perry's alternative history is both wishful and celebratory. The transfer prints on the side refer to the expanding housing estates around the town.


The artist.

Chelmsford Museum and the Essex Regiment Museum

Oaklands Park, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 9AQ
01245 605 700

Opening times

Mon – Thu, 10am – 5pm

Fri, 10am – 5pm (school holidays only)

Sat, 10am – 5pm Sun, 1pm – 4pm Closed 25 – 26 Dec, Fri during school term

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