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Square Dancing Dress
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Title: Square Dancing Dress
Identifier: 2008.5.1
Donor: Mrs. Vera Hughes
Item Date: 1960-1975
Creation Date: 2011
Location: Bradley Museum

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Description: A brown and white print 'square dancing' dress with a heart shaped neckline, short sleeves and a wide gathered skirt. The dress closes at the back with a 52 inch nylon zipper. The neckline and skirt is decorated with a 3 mm wide bands of orange rick rack ribbon as wells as a 2 cm wide band of white lace. The bodice of the dress is lined in brown polyester. There is a 3 cm by 2 cm label sewn into the seam near the zipper with printing that reads "Loveday's."

Mrs. Vera Hughes, along with her husband the late Jim Hughes started square dancing in 1959 up until Mr. Hughes passing in 1992. Mr and Mrs. Hughes danced with various square dancing callers in Mississauga and Oakville and used to dance two to three times a week. They started dancing with a caller by the name of Mr. Bill Cooper and another gentleman who used to teach square dancing at the Cawthra Community Centre. Mrs. Hughes also recalls dancing with her husband and another group at the Riverside Public School in Port Credit.

Mr. and Mrs. Vera Hughes moved to their home in Port Credit 47 years ago, where Mrs. Hughes still remains.
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