|Contributor Name||Beryl King|
|Collection Date||04.03.09 2.58pm|
|Artefact Name||Wedding Veil|
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 Stored||In drawer under the bed in bedroom|
|Sample Taken||Nylon thread from edge|
|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.’
‘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.’