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Learmonth Historical Society unveils wedding dresses through the ages

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CURRENTLY the Learmonth and District Historical Society is holding a Bridal Display as a fund raiser at the Old Shire Hall in Learmonth. On display are wedding dresses and other wedding memorabilia covering the past 200 years. Learmonth and District Historical Society Secretary Lois Spenceley there are some original gowns as well as reproductions of gowns from 1800-1900 time periods. “The aim was to get a dress/suit from each decade, which we sort of did, and the last dress is my daughter in laws from 2014,” she said. The display is on show at Learmonth until April 17 (may be extended for a week) before travelling to the Woady Yaloak Historical Society in May and then out to Beaufort for the Queen’s birthday weekend and in July it will be in the Sebastopol Historical Society. The display was put together through the collaboration of Lois and David Spenceley (Learmonth Historical Society) and Bill and Pauline Riches from the Woady Yaloak Historical Society.

This display is sure to bring back memories for some and inspire those who may be looking to model their own unique wedding dress. It is open every day from 1 – 5 PM daily in the Old Shire Hall, 326 High Street, Learmonth; admission is by gold coin.