A wedding dress worn through generations
Diane explains how a wedding dress dating back to 1899 was worn by her maternal grandmother. Through this, the story of her mother’s love affair unravels – and eventually, how Diane wore the dress at her own wedding.
Two very special jugs
The first jug that Diane picks out is a blue and white striped china jug which belonged to her mother who moved next door in 1993 when her father had a stroke.
“She always made great puddings and would wander round from next door clutching the jug full of custard.” Today it reminds Diane of those lovely family meals.
The second jug is from the museum and was specially commissioned from Ashted Pottery for the opening of Saxon Close in Filkins.
Diane explains that Sir Stafford, the local benefactor, did not wish the Council to build the new council houses in brick in 1936, and said he would pay the difference if his men could build them in stone.
“This jug was made for the opening in 1936 when Mr Greenwood, the Health Minister at the time, opened them. There were four houses and they became the first council houses in the country to be listed.”
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