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DISPLAY: Full marks to local stores

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After a highly successful heritage weekend, the church family of St Mary the Virgin, Morpeth, would like to say a big public thank-you to Rutherfords of Morpeth and Marks and Spencer, Morpeth.

Our church held an exhibition of wedding and baptismal gowns and photos from weddings and christenings which have taken place there over the years.

Both Rutherfords and Marks and Spencer immediately agreed to lend us two mannequins each to display the wedding gowns to best advantage.

The effect was stunning and was much appreciated by our visitors.

Particular thanks to Wendy, fashion manager at Rutherfords, and Sandra, store manager at M&S.

Also to Kim and Bev, from the M&S display team, who ‘dressed’ and ‘undressed’ the mannequins for us.

Full marks to both stores for their generous community spirit.

J Hedley

Member of the congregation at St Mary’s