Villagers put their wedding outfits on display

Exhibiton of bridal and christening gowns raises �667 for Shute’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations

A hand-made bridal dress, worn in 1817, was amongst the star attractions at a special exhibition at Shute.

Villagers loaned their wedding and christening gowns for the two-day display at St Michael’s Church.

Amongst the items on show were 42 wedding and 19 christening gowns, 14 hats, nine bridesmaids’ dresses, four pairs of shoes and a wedding cake.

The event raised �667 which will be used to help fund the village’s celebrations to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. A further �212 raised through the sale of teas and cakes has been donated to the church.

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