MEMORIES at Ballarat’s Heritage Weekend will go beyond books, toys and steam trains — they will extend as far as wedding dresses.
Learmonth Historical Society secretary Lois Keating has been part of the team finding the dresses.
She said about 15 wedding dresses would be showcased at Learmonth’s Old Shire Hall, some dating back to the 1930s.
Constance Majorie’s dress will be displayed from her wedding at the Presbyterian Church in Learmonth on November 7, 1936.
“I hope it will tie into childhood memories as people might remember the weddings of the dresses, or they may have had a dress that was similar,” Ms Keating said.
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“Some of the dresses have been re-worn. One dress comes from 1936, but was also worn in 1993 by her granddaughter.”
A 1963 school bus will take visitors to Learmonth from the Ballarat Mining Exchange at 10:30am and 1:30pm and will travel back to Ballarat at 11am and 2pm.
There will also be an art exhibition by local artists at the Learmonth Art Hall and a Community Garden Market at Learmonth Primary School on Saturday from 9am to 2pm.