One woman's passion for fashion is the basis of a stunning sale of clothes by the Red Cross during the Easter weekend's Square Affair celebrations. Emma Goodwin gets a close up of one woman's life through her clothes.
Mrs McGregor, a spinster of our parish, never married but lived with the love of her life every day.
Dozens of skirts, blouses, coats, dresses, woollens, and jackets that once belonged to the woman who struck a dashing figure in Feilding as she went about her business, have been donated to the Red Cross.
Shoes in the original boxes. Plaids from various clans, including her own, all sit shoulder to shoulder and tell a story of a woman who understood clothes, loved fabric and was ahead of her time.
She made everything herself too.
"It's quite amazing. She certainly had style," says Janet Lang, who has the enviable task of sorting the collection of clothing.
Mrs McGregor died last year and with no known living relatives her wardrobe was given to the Red Cross so others could indulge in her passion.
"We have had great fun going through all the items. I would love to have met her.She must have been an amazing woman."
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