Cos­tumes take a bow in sell off

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IT was the fi­nal cur­tain for hun­dreds of cos­tumes as a theatre group ran out of wardrobe space. Che­sham Bois Catholic Play­ers had to sell hun­dreds of its cos­tumes and retro/vintage cloth­ing af­ter its stor­age rooms at the Lit­tle Theatre by the Park, in Church Street, Che­sham, were burst­ing at the seams with items it ac­cu­mu­lated over its 62 years of ex­is­tence.

The theatre group sold-off the items in­clud­ing men’s, women’s and chil­dren’s cos­tumes, jack­ets, hats, ac­ces­sories, coats, hats, dresses, trousers, shoes, skirts and more at a two-day sale.

The group also held a silent auc­tion for a 1950s or­ganza dress printed with yel­low roses and an em­broi­dered 1950s Emen­son wed­ding dress.

Sale or­gan­iser Liz Turner said: “The whole event was re­ally suc­cess­ful.

“Fri­day night was heav­ing with peo­ple and we man­aged to sell a lot of stock and raise money

STYLISH: Alice Ber­gonzi tries on an el­e­gant evening gown for the Play­ers as well.”

Mrs Turner said de­cid­ing what items to put in the sale was not an easy job.

She added: “It was a very dif­fi­cult task be­causeuse it wasn’t just a case of think­ing ‘we don’t need that’.

“I also had to think ‘could it be adapted, are we likely to do that type of show again, and would it be very dif­fi­cult to re­place?’”

For a photo gallery of the event visit www. get­bucks.co.uk.

Natasha Dore and Anna Turn­ham with some of the cos­tumes up for grabs

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