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Dress and jacket

From the Collection of Brighton Historical Society First Floor Bayside Arts and Cultural Centre (Old Brighton Town Hall) Corner Carpenter and Wilson Streets Brighton Victoria

Sleeveless black floral lace dress with v-neck and matching collarless jacket with scalloped bottom hem.
Object Registration
sally allmand, minnie toms, brighton council, politics
Historical information
Brighton councillor Sally Allmand's grandmother Minnie Toms (1878-1983) began making this dress and matching jacket in the 1920s, but never finished it. Sally's mother (also named Minnie, 1914-2001) finished it in the 1970s and Sally wore it when, as Mayor of Brighton in 1981, she was introduced to the Queen during a Royal visit.
When Made
begun 1920s, finished 1970s
Made By
Minnie Toms (Maker)
Last updated
9 Sep 2019 at 10:17PM