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My War time wedding dress

by nottinghamcsv

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nottinghamcsv
People in story: 
Joyce Plackett and Thomas Frederick Plackett
Location of story: 
Nottingham
Background to story: 
Civilian
Article ID: 
A4580480
Contributed on: 
28 July 2005

"This story was submitted to the People's War site by CSV/BBC Radio Nottingham on behalf of Joyce Plackett with her permission. The author fully understands the site's terms and conditions."

My mother-in-law made my wedding dress. I was told it was the last bit of silk from Nottingham Market. I borrowed my head-dress and veil. I got a blue briesmaids dress as well. Had a bit of trouble getting the shoes. I wanted red roses and tried to get them until the last minute but couldn't get them so had to have chrysanthemums instead!
The night I got married in 1941, I went to stay with my brother. My husband tripped up when he carried me up the stairs and that was funny!

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