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Lesley B's story

my wedding



My red velvet wedding dress, made for me by a friend, has had many incarnations since 1972 the year of my marriage. Customized with red feathers, gold braid, black net and a photograph of an unknown woman, it was an art exhibit at the Plymouth City Museum in 1994. Unframed, the feathers fluttered in the air created by visitors as they passed by. It was a favourite amongst our friends’ daughters in ‘dressings up’ evident in the small tears in the seams and hem. And it was especially popular at Hallowe’en over the years.

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