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Wedding Dresses from the Ryedale Folk Museum collection

Start Date 04 August 2016
End Date 04 September 2016
Venue Ryedale Folk Museum
Location Hutton le Hole, North Yorkshire, UK.
Curator Guislaine Lemay
Designer Daniel Castonguay
Exhibition display of dressed mannequin in long tiered gown

Spanning over a century, the wedding dresses on display represent the changing designs and fashions in bridal wear. The wedding dresses are from the permanent collection at Ryedale Folk Museum and also the Harrison Collection. The Museum has a large collections of women’s clothes very little of which is on display and so visitors can expect a rare treat from this exhibition.
Included in the display is a wedding dress which belonged to Annie Newton a housemaid from Glaisdale. The green linen dress was made and embroidered by Miss Newton for her wedding to Mr Richard Grayson of Winteringham on the 19th February, 1919. It was donated to the Museum some years ago having been saved from use on the family’s dog’s bed by a relative. The most recent dress on display is from 1962 and is a copy of the dress worn by the Duchess of Kent when she married the Duke of Kent at York Minster in 1961.

Images and text courtesy of Kirkby Moorside Town Blog