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Evening dress and jacket, 1951 Schiffli lace from local firm A.C. Gill and Co. Ltd Made for and worn by Alice Grace Jenny, Lady Bragg wife of Sir Lawrence Bragg. In 1915 Lawrence Bragg was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics with Sir W H Bragg for work on X rays and crystal structures. The lace designed is based on the patterns created through Lawrence’s crystallography experiments. NCM 1962-43

Bridesmaid’s Dress, 1939 Blue Leavers lace of flowers and leaves with white cotton flossing, rayon net and taffeta; lace is from Donald and Co., Kayes Walk, Nottingham; made by Mrs Norman of Radford for her daughter Margaret to wear at the wedding of Mrs Mary Nicholson Baker (née Horney) at St Christopher’s Parish Church, Sneinton; then worn again at Margaret’s own wedding to Mr Glover at All Souls’ Parish Church, Radford in 1947 by her bridesmaid. NCM 1996-80/1

Lace Unveiled: Dresses  
Lace Unveiled: Dresses  
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