In Scotland Lost 150-year-old wedding gown found after Facebook post

  • In Scotland Lost 150-year-old wedding gown found after Facebook post

In Scotland Lost 150-year-old wedding gown found after Facebook post

Tess Newall had worn the antic dress when she wedded her husband, Alfred Newall on June 30 2016 and afterwards took it for cleaning at a place known as the Kleen Cleaners in Edinburgh. Months later after her wedding, she took her dress to the dry cleaners but something tragic happened.

A woman has turned to Facebook after her family's beloved wedding dress, made by her great-great-grandmother in 1870, went missing at an Edinburgh dry cleaners.

It went missing when Kleen Cleaners in Edinburgh closed down permanently as a result of bankruptcy previous year. "My family can't thank you all enough for creating this frenzy which allowed us into the shop before it was too late, and are over the moon to be *almost* reunited with Dora's dress", Newall wrote in an update.

After her post went viral and an appearance on SKY News, the administrators were forced to contact Tess saying that the dress had been found by the shop landlord in a crumpled heap on the floor.

She told the BBC News channel: 'My parents received a phone call this afternoon from the landlord of the property where the dry cleaners is, whose nephew had read about the dress. He found an old pile of lace and soon figured out it was the dress. My mum and dad have just been let into the shop and to their amazement and joy it is our dress!

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"They have assured us that it will be delivered safely back to us on Monday". "When they called me with the fantastic news, I was overjoyed but also very frustrated, as in a odd twist a man from the administration company arrived just before my parents were leaving with the dress and said we had to wait until Monday for 'procedural issues, '" she told Brides.

The soon to-be bride chose to wear her great great grandmother's antique lace dress for her wedding but her dreams came shattering down when the drycleaners she gave it to shut down abruptly.

'After the wedding the dress had to be cleaned and we were very concerned about who might be the best people to do it.

"I'm just so relieved and overwhelmed to have it back safe", said Tess, 29. Her post on social media received more that 2,000 shares and clearly people were as moved about her loss as she was.