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Square Dancing Dress
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Title: Square Dancing Dress
Identifier: 2008.5.2.1-2
Donor: Mrs. Vera Hughes
Item Date: 1970
Creation Date: 2011
Location: Bradley Museum

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Description: A light green, cotton, square dancing outfit consisting of a short sleeve blouse and a flared skirt. The skirt has a waist of 3 cm wide white elastic band that is covered with a lime green cotton. A white rick rack ribbon and a 5 cm wide band of lace decorate the bottom of the skirt. An additional 8 cm wide frill of green cotton finishes the bottom of the skirt. The blouse has a round neckline with short sleeves that are gathered with a narrow elastic band. The blouse has no trim. A green and white folded label inside reads "Pete Medina" with washing instructions on the back. Another 1.5 cm by 1.5 cm blue and white label reads "Lot Medium."

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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