Artwork : ArchiveNo00197

Wedding Veil 1952





Contributor Name Beryl King
Contributor Image bride_veil_web.jpg

Location Paulsgrove
Collection Date 04.03.09 2.58pm
Artefact Name Wedding Veil
Artefact Description The veil was white but has faded to cream.
236 x 172cm. Good condition.
Made of net / mesh nylon. The pattern is of a series of bows.
Artefact Date 1952
Artefact Stored In drawer under the bed in bedroom
Artefact Form

Artefact Image veil_web.jpg
Sample Taken Nylon thread from edge
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History of Artefact It was worn on my wedding day on March 29th 1952.
It was bought in a shop called ‘Marders’, next door to Newport Guildhall, in Newport on the Isle of Wight. Nylon was introduced just before the war. It is a ‘half-veil’ – not the trailing kind.
There is a photograph of Beryl and her father to accompany the veil. They are pictured walking towards the church in the snow.
‘I was married in Northwood Church, Northwood, Isle of Wight.’
Historian John Stedman
Previous Owners None
Special Memories ‘My husband lived in Freshwater – they had to catch the train from Freshwater to Newport to get to the church. When the taxi driver arrived to pick them up there wasn’t a train because of the heavy snow!’
My father said - ‘You’ll never get married today – you are going to be snowed in!’
‘The wedding was delayed by a few hours. We have been married for 57 years.’
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