Bride’s joy as 150-year-old wed­ding dress found again

The Scottish Mail on Sunday - - News - By Paul Drury

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

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