Update on Wednesday, November 30: Bridge Cottage says it has had a ‘fantastic’ response to its request for wedding dresses for an exhibition next year.
The heritage centre says, on its Facebook page that a date is tentatively set for the exhibition to be held in late March and that it hopes to use as many as possible of the dresses offered for loan.
A Bridge Cottage spokesperson says: “We want to include dresses work right up to the present day, and lots of brides have been in touch to tell us about their beautiful dresses from the 1970s onwards.
“We are also really keen to display some older dresses. If you have one from the 1960s or earlier, maybe worn by your mother or even grandmother, then we would especially love to hear from you.”
From our original story on Thursday, November 17: Have you still got your wedding dress? If so and you are prepared to lend it to Bridge Cottage Heritage Centre it could go into an exhibition next year.
The Uckfield centre is planning to put dresses on display as it explores the recent history of the wedding dress.
“Beautiful wedding dresses deserve to be shared with the world more than once, so please consider loaning yours to us – we promise to take very good care of it,” says the centre.
If you would like to help, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
The heritage centre is also planning an exhibition for next year exploring Uckfield and district during World Wars 1 and 2 and would be interested to hear about any interesting family artefacts or memories you would like to share.
The ‘Lest we forget’ exhibition will open on February 20.
During late night shopping in Uckfield on Friday, December 2, from 5-9pm Bridge Cottage will be open with stalls offering local produce, Carols being sung around a Christmas tree and warm festive drinks available.
Cards for Good Causes currently has a pop-up shop in the heritage centre with Christmas cards, calendars, advent calendars and candles among items for sale. Read more here: Cards for Good Causes opens at Bridge Cottage, Uckfield.
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