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Gray sateen two-piece wedding dress, 1901. Bodice made to resemble blouse  bolero jacket. White “blouse” covered with machine lace  trimmed with black velvet ribbon. High boned neck. Sewn into gray bolero with long set-in sleeves which are trimmed with machine-made, applied white cutwork embroidery. Skirt is flared with black velvet waistband trimmed at hem with tucks  white braid. Photo shows bride  wearing dress 26 years later. Walsall Museums via Black Country History

Gray sateen two-piece wedding dress, 1901. Bodice made to resemble blouse bolero jacket. White “blouse” covered with machine lace trimmed with black velvet ribbon. High boned neck. Sewn into gray bolero with long set-in sleeves which are trimmed with machine-made, applied white cutwork embroidery. Skirt is flared with black velvet waistband trimmed at hem with tucks white braid. Photo shows bride wearing dress 26 years later. Walsall Museums via Black Country History

January 23, 1986:  Princess Diana arrives in the West Midlands to visit the Druids Heath Centre in Walsall and to open a Hostel for the Deaf and Homeless of the Caldmore Area Housing Association in Walsall.

January 23, 1986: Princess Diana arrives in the West Midlands to visit the Druids Heath Centre in Walsall and to open a Hostel for the Deaf and Homeless of the Caldmore Area Housing Association in Walsall.

Day dress ca. 1912. Black velvet trimmed with black satin. Fastens in back with hooks. Photo: Luke Unsworth. Walsall Museums via Black Country History

Day dress ca. 1912. Black velvet trimmed with black satin. Fastens in back with hooks. Photo: Luke Unsworth. Walsall Museums via Black Country History

Two-piece wedding dress ca. 1885. Gray sateen and gray brocade with pattern of rose bunches. Bodice has high, round stand-up neckband and is in jacket style with brocade front panel. Front-fastening, with silver metal buttons very close together, rows each side to collar, and set-in sleeves with brocade cuffs. Skirt draped asymmetrically. Walsall Museums via Black Country History

Two-piece wedding dress ca. 1885. Gray sateen and gray brocade with pattern of rose bunches. Bodice has high, round stand-up neckband and is in jacket style with brocade front panel. Front-fastening, with silver metal buttons very close together, rows each side to collar, and set-in sleeves with brocade cuffs. Skirt draped asymmetrically. Walsall Museums via Black Country History

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