A CHURCH in Dollar took a trip down memory lane at the weekend as more than 30 wedding dresses dating as far back as the 1800s were modelled to raise money.

St James Church in Dollar hosted the wedding dress show on Saturday, September 21, after one of the parishioners found her old wedding dress in a cupboard and said to Sharon Morgan that they should do something with them.

From there, it "grew and grew" until the point where they had 35 dresses and decided to put on a show to raise money.

Sharon told the Advertiser: "The day was excellent. We had lots of positive feedback and everyone enjoyed themselves.

"A friend came across her old dress and said we should do something with them and it grew and grew from there.

"The oldest dress we had was from 1870, that was one of the group's mum's dress, and the most recent we had was from 2015. Some of the dresses were even making a return to the church since some people had been married here.

"It was quite interesting to see the change in fashions over the years from high necks to modern dresses with a bit more bling."

The day was an effort to raise money for church funds and they managed to make just short of £800 thanks to the 80 people who attended the day.

Sharon wished to thank everyone who helped out with the co-ordination of the day and to all those who looked out their dresses.

A special thank you was reserved for everyone who attended and donated money.