The House That Moved

This is a very special house. It is a 16th century merchant’s house in Exeter. In the 1960s it was in a state of dereliction after the bombing of the city during WW2 and was due to be demolished to make way for the new inner bypass. At the eleventh hour it received listed building status but the bypass still needed to be built. The solution was to put the house on rollers and move it to a new home. I’ve added a BBC archive video at the end of the post where you can see it being relocated. After this it became known as The House That Moved.

However this isn’t the only reason this is a special house. Inside this house is a very special wedding dress shop called Pirouette and inside this very special wedding dress shop there is a very special lady called Linda. Linda fitted me for my wedding dress and she has done the same for my sister. We were here today to pick up my sister’s dress ready for her wedding this week. Linda is the closest thing you’ll find to a bride’s fairy godmother anywhere around. You don’t realise it but she’s sizing you up from the moment you walk in the door. You may think you know what sort of bride you are and what sort of dress you’d like but Linda is the one that really knows. Best of all, you barely realise it’s happening. At my fitting all my concerns about frills, meringues, and being the centre of attention melted away. All that mattered was Big Dreamer and me. I came out with the simplest, most perfect dress, just right for me. And Linda has worked her magic for my sister too. I can’t wait to see the groom’s face!


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One Response to The House That Moved

  1. Sue says:

    Love the Laurel and Hardy music in the clip! I hope you all have a wonderful day. I am sure you will all look beautiful. Hope I get to see some photos of the day.

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