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Missing 150-year-old wedding dress found

Press Association logoPress Association 12/02/2017 By Graeme Murray, Press Association Scotland

A Scottish set designer who lost a 150-year-old wedding dress made by her great-grandmother will be reunited with the family treasure after an appeal on Facebook went viral.

Tess Newall said the antique lace dress, which had huge sentimental value, was lost after Edinburgh dry cleaners Kleen Cleaners went into administration.

Newall feared the garment made by her great-grandmother Dora had been sold by the administrators.

It prompted an appeal on Facebook to help find the dress, which she wore at her wedding last year.

"I have just found out that the dry cleaners have lost my much loved wedding dress," she wrote.

"It was made by my Great Great Granny in 1870 (I altered the top) and I wore it in June 2016.

"It seems that the dress was taken to be sold so it could be winging its way anywhere. Please share this far and wide in case anyone stumbles across it."

The post, and subsequent media appearances prompted the administrators to contact her saying it had been found by the shop landlord in a crumpled heap on the floor.

The administrators are expected to reunite Newall with her dress on Monday.

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