Bride’s joy as 150-year-old wedding dress found again
A BRIDE whose wedding dress was lost at the dry cleaners has found it after an internet appeal for its return went viral.
Tess Newall revealed on Facebook that the cleaners in Edinburgh had lost the dress made by her greatgreat-grandmother Dora in 1870.
She posted a picture of her wearing it at her wedding last June and said she thought the shop had sold the dress after it went bust and administrators said it wasn’t there.
But her parents were yesterday allowed into the abandoned Kleen Cleaners shop where they found the 150-year-old dress. Mrs Newall, 29, of Morham, East Lothian, told Sky News: ‘I am just so happy and can’t thank everyone enough for creating this frenzy which allowed us into the shop before it was cleared.
‘The dress is completely beautiful, hand-made lace with flower design silk ribbons.
‘It’s such an important piece of my family history and I was just essentially borrowing it.’
HEIRLOOM: Mrs Newall in the dress on her wedding day