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Wartime wedding dress

Description:
Wedding dress worn by Mrs Love, nee McDowall on 26/3/1947 at Stranraer Old Parish Church.  Rationing was still in place and all family clothing coupons were pooled to buy the fabric for the dress.
Materials/Media:
Silver Tissue fabric purchased from Pettigrew & Stephens, Glasgow
Dimensions:
front CF L:1395mm; back & train CB L:2150mm; waist: 840mm
Source:
Stranraer Museum
Accession number:
WIWMS 1997.19.1
Digital Number:
SRCL028a-c
Creation Date:
26/03/1947
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council


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