Veil worn by 15 brides in family since 1915

ONE of our readers, 96-year-old Jean Harrison of Noosaville was interested to read the story The fragile veil my mother never wore.

Margaret Johannson's mother's veil had sadly become fragile and the scissors were taken to it, in order to present a piece of it to surviving female relatives.

Jean's mother's veil is even older, having been first used in 1915.

It is made of Brussels net and is now creamy in colour, although it was originally white.

Delicate hand-embroidered orange blossoms and sea pearls feature on the veil.

Since 1915, the veil has been worn by 15 brides in the family, the last being Jean's granddaughter Becky, who wore it in 2013.

The veil is still in remarkably good condition, partly because it has never been washed.

Jean's daughter Ronda is now the keeper of this treasure, and it lies, awaiting the next bride, in a beautiful polished wooden box specially made by her father.

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