It is hoped a marriage costume show at Rangiora Museum will uncover new details about one of many robes.
Angela Cramond, of Woodend, is accountable for the show and says little is thought a few robe from the 1870s, besides that it was donated by Mrs HM Burgin, who’s believed to have been from Swannanoa.
Every of the seven different robes on show, which date from 1874 to 1948, have a narrative about their historical past. In some instances, this features a marriage ceremony reward checklist, a number of the items and newspaper articles in regards to the large day.
The attire have been placed on show from Easter as a result of it’s historically a preferred time for weddings.
“That is probably the final time these attire will all be seen collectively,” Cramond stated.
The show has delighted many guests to the museum and can stay for one more month or two.
“We have now had an amazing response to the show, however sadly no new info has come ahead but,” Cramond stated.
The attire are usually packed away in particular containers to protect them however, regardless of the excessive degree of care, 5 attire from the 1800s are beginning to deteriorate.
In case you have details about the costume donated by Mrs HM Burgin, cellphone Angela Cramond on the museum on 03 310 7356 throughout opening hours on Wednesdays, 1.30pm to 4pm, and Sundays, 1.30pm to 4pm.
– By Shelley Topp of North Canterbury Information