Newly wed bride Tess Newall has been reunited with her lost 147-year-old wedding dress made by her great-great-grandmother thanks to the all mighty Internet.


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After her wedding, Newall brought the dress to Kleen Cleaners in Edinburgh, which had later gone into liquidation. They said her dress was lost, but Tess also believed it may have been sold. So, Tess decided to turn to social media for help, as the dress was very important to her family. She wrote a Facebook post asking for people to help find the dress, and it went viral with over 46k likes and 302k shares. Luckily, the landlord of the shop property came across this post, and after going through the shop, he found a “crumpled heap of antique lace on the floor”. He then called Tess’ family and her mom and dad were let into the shop to see if the dress was there. And it was! The dress is now safe and sound with Tess’ family, and they couldn’t be happier. Oh, the Internet really is all mighty…

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Bride’s Tess Newall’s 147-year-old wedding dress had been lost by the dry cleaners

The dress was made by her great-great-grandmother in 1870, and Tess wore it on her wedding day, she then brought the dress to Kleen Cleaners in Edinburgh

Which had later gone into liquidation, and lost her dress

So Tess wrote a Facebook post asking for people to help find the dress, and the landlord of the shop property came across it

He found a “crumpled heap of antique lace on the floor” and then called Tess’ family

Her mom and dad rushed over to take a look

And the dress was there – in the “crumpled heap”

The dress is now reunited with Tess’ family

And they couldn’t be happier

The Internet really is all mighty…