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Wedding dresses put on display at Trysull church

By Thomas Parkes | South Staffordshire | Attractions | Published:

More than 20 wedding dresses will be put on display as part of a village exhibition.

A total of 25 different dresses, with the oldest dating to 1901, will be showcased at All Saints Church in Trysull.

A dress which a mother and daughter wore and another from Cleveland, Ohio, are among the pieces on show.

It comes as part of an exhibition which runs across the weekend on Monday, between 11am to 4.30pm.

Fiona Bowers, organiser of the event, said: "We've got 25 dresses on show, plus the other page boy outfit and bridesmaid dresses.

"There's a lovely one from Cleveland, Ohio. She went over to Ohio and it's an absolutely fabulous dress from 1995.

"We've got a lovely one which a lady wore to her wedding and her daughter wore the same dress in the 80s.

"It's a lovely story and a beautiful dress.

"A lot of friends from Wolverhampton had donated dresses and a lot of people from the villages donated as well.

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"Half are from the local people and the others are further afield.

"They look absolutely fantastic on the mannequins."

The exhibition will take place inside the School Road-based church, which will be next to the Trysull fete tomorrow. (SAT).

The event will see face painting, a tombola, hook a duck and other activities.

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Ms Bowers, from Trysull, said: "It's held this weekend to connect it with Trysull fete which is next door to the church.

"We thought we would do something to attract people in and to promote marriage in church.

"It's a lovely way to get married.

"I'm very keen on community activities and getting people involved."

Entry costs £3.50 with entry into the wedding dress display included.

Thomas Parkes

By Thomas Parkes
Trainee Reporter - @TParkes_Star

Trainee reporter at the Express & Star, based in Wolverhampton. Got a story? Get in touch at thomas.parkes@expressandstar.co.uk.

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