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Taken at the best angle I could (muddy feet were not allowed inside Gibside Chapel!) here is a replica of the wedding dress worn by Mary Eleanor Bowes, heiress of Gibside Hall, in Rowlands Gill, Tyne & Wear.

She wore the glamorous gown for her marriage to John Lyon, the ninth Earl of Strathmore, in 1767. Mary Bowes, the Countess of Strathmore, embarked on an unhappy marriage to the Earl and eventually went on to live a life of scandal, affairs, abuse and divorce, which hit the headlines back in their day.

Following her unhappy marriage to Lyon, who died in 1776, the countess embarked on an affair before being tricked into marrying Andrew Robinson Stoney, a tyrant who imprisoned her and held her at gunpoint.

The countess was buried in the dress when she died in 1800.

Hopefully I will get to return to get a better shot of this lovely creation!

NB FOR ANYONE INTERESTED, HER STORY IS TOLD IN A BOOK CALLED 'WEDLOCK' - sorry, I cannot remember the author at the moment.

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D5100 Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:16 Feb 2013 - 3:26 PM
Focal Length:90mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.4
Aperture:f/4.5
Shutter Speed:1/60sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Not Defined
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:She Waits
Username:gingerdelight gingerdelight
Uploaded:6 Mar 2013 - 8:13 PM
Tags:Digitally manipulated, Dress, Gibside, History, Lace, Silk, Wedding
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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2013 - 8:23 PM

Fantastic and great work,well done,
saeid

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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2013 - 8:30 PM

It's a beautiful dress and what a sad life she had.Sad

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41046 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2013 - 8:42 PM

So when did they recover the dress after she'd been buried in it?Tongue I like this angle.. and the texture... suitably 'dirty'!!Blush

Dave

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2013 - 8:44 PM

A beautiful dress, Thanks for the interesting story!

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gingerdelight


Quote: So when did they recover the dress after she'd been buried in it?Tongue I like this angle.. and the texture... suitably 'dirty'!!Blush

Dave

It is a replica dress Dave

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HELANA
HELANA e2 Member 4HELANA vcard United Kingdom
6 Mar 2013 - 9:54 PM

I do like the ungle and the knowledge you have of this lady. The light has pick up the texture nicely.
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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64430 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2013 - 10:39 PM

That's really creepy, especially after reading the story.
x

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
7 Mar 2013 - 12:08 AM

Fascinating story and interesting to see the fashion of the era.
Quite a lady and amazing how humans treated people in times gone past.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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canonfan
canonfan  4 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2013 - 12:32 AM

An excellent image and interesting narrative
Jim

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
7 Mar 2013 - 7:26 AM

I also thought that they dug up the dress......
Gosh...we think we have difficult lives....

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
7 Mar 2013 - 8:36 AM

Cleverly manipulated to make a very engaging image that could well illustrate the book to which you refer.

Thank goodness divorce is so easily available nowadays!

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Herge88
Herge88 e2 Member 740 forum postsHerge88 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
7 Mar 2013 - 11:03 AM

You have captured the details in the dress very well, nice processing too.

Best Matt

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
7 Mar 2013 - 2:33 PM

When I saw the thumbnail I thought it was a headless woman! Thank goodness it's only a dummy...Wink A beautiful costume, and very nicely captured and presented, Carol Smile
Trev Smile

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danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 10473 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2013 - 10:20 PM

You show us some nice detail in the dress Carol.

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polly470
polly470 e2 Member 525 forum postspolly470 vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
11 Mar 2013 - 7:00 PM

Gorgeous, gorgeous! And a touch ghostly!

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