A 150-year-old heirloom wedding dress has been found after its owner penned an emotional plea to find the dress on Facebook, writing that she believed it had been sold by her dry cleaners after the business went bust.
Tess Newall, of Scotland, told the BBC that after her post on Facebook was shared more than 200,00 times, her parents received a phone call.
“My parents received a phone call from the landlord of the property where the drycleaners is because his nephew had read about the story and he’d really searched and he found what was really a pile of old lace,” she told the BBC.
"He called my parents and they went straight there and we're just overjoyed and just couldn't believe it was the dress – not cleaned and still with its ticket."
When Newall took the dress to the dry cleaners not long ago, it went missing when they arrived to pick it up. Upon hearing the news, Newall's desperation to be reunited with the heirloom drove her to Facebook to get people talking.
"I have just found out that the dry cleaners have lost my much loved wedding dress. It was made by my Great Great Granny in 1870 (I altered the top) and I wore it in June 2016. Kleen Cleaners in Edinburgh used to be the best but recently fell into crooked hands and have gone into liquidation," she wrote in her plea.
Newall, 29, went on to explain that it was for this reason that she initially believed the dress would have been sold.