Retro News: 19th Century Dress Unearthed by Builders

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Emma Lloyd, 13, wearing the Victorian dress found by a builder
While renovating a cottage in the City of Sunderland, England near the Penshaw Monument a builder unearthed a 19th Century dress that might have belonged to Lady Lambton.

You can imagine how excited Fawn Cheyne was when the builder brought into her vintage shop the box which contained the dress, along with two matching jackets, and a leather-bond photo album, which by the way shows an image of Lady Lambton wearing what seems to be the same dress.

When Fawn first saw the dress she thought that it was absolutely fabulous. She also pointed out that the dress was in immaculate condition. She added, "I just can’t believe that someone had thrown it away. The dress has so much history – it belongs in a museum. You couldn’t put a price on it.”



Since the news spread about the dress, many museums and theatre producers have shown interest in this historic dress. But Fawn has no interest in selling the dress. At this time the dress is on the window display inside her Ding Dong Vintage shop for everyone to enjoy.


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