South Yorkshire Times October 7, 1950
Denaby Mannequins Model for Baths Hall Parade
Denaby women probed themselves fashion-conscious on Wednesday afternoon and evening when they flocked to the Baths Hall to see a mannequin parade and display of goods introduced as a new feature by Denaby Main Industrial Cooperative Society.
The parade, in which local mannequins modelled practical and decorative clothing to see one snugly through the winter months, culminated in a bridal tableaux showing suitable attire for this most special of occasions.
Neither the teenager nor the out-sizer was neglected, for the “just-leaving-schoolgirl” there were simple but becoming styles suitable for every evening or week-end occasion, and for the over-ten-stoners there were craftily draped or pleated garments guaranteed to slenderise even the most weighty.
The dolman sleeve was a feature of many coats, some of which had the popular fringed stole with matching fringed pockets. Collars—all large—were highlighted, and button trimming was used in many instances.
The mannequins, most of whom were employees or relatives of employees of the Society. were Mrs. F. Truelove, Mrs. Joyce Parker, Miss Betty Williamson, Mrs. K. Ogden, Mrs. L. Howarth and Misses Jean Westwood, Jennifer Stone, Jane Humphries, Carol Barber and Valerie BucknaII.