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Wedding dress

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)
    Bethnal Green (worn)

  • Date:

    mid 1934 (made)
    29 September 1934 (worn)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    silk velvet, machine-made lace and artificial orange blossom

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Miss L.D. Benoly

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Soft ivory-yellow silk velvet dress, full length, with leg o' mutton sleeves and train with machine lace veil and artificial orange blossom wreath

Place of Origin

London (made)
Bethnal Green (worn)


mid 1934 (made)
29 September 1934 (worn)



Materials and Techniques

silk velvet, machine-made lace and artificial orange blossom

Object history note

Worn by Freda Sylvia Benoly (d.1952) on her marriage to Vivian Alan S. Vokes (1908-1980) at St Matthews Parish Church, Bethnal Green, September 29 1934. Freda Benoly acted as Lady Mayoress to her sister, Lydia Dorothea Benoly (1887-1969), Mayor of Bethnal Green from 1933-34.

Descriptive line

Ivory-yellow silk velvet wedding dress and train


Silk velvet; Machine made lace; Artificial flowers


Marriage; Fashion; Clothing


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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