Beautiful Dress on Display
This stunning, beaded dress, with veil, headpiece, train, horse-shoe and other accessories has not been on display before, and caused a sensation for the Shakespeare Festival Village Fair.
It was accompanied by this hand-coloured original photograph on loan, showing the dress worn by the bride. Like other local brides, she had it carefully packed for a photograph to be taken in Melbourne on her honeymoon, and she is wearing a different veil and headpiece.
The couple made their home near Stratford, where Eric became a long-serving Avon Shire councillor, and their children, especially long-term secretary Brendan Lee, were deeply involved with Stratford and District Historical Society.