Nova Radio presenter Julie Pendleton performs at Remembrance Service in dress made of poppies



Nova Radio North East presenter Julie Pendleton performed.at Durham Cathedral on Sunday to commemorate Remembrance Sunday.


The 63 year-old opera singer performed in a striking full length wedding dress which has been completely covered in handmade poppies.



Julie fell in love with the dress when she spotted it on a viral Facebook post which has been viewed by thousands of people around the world and racked up over 4,000 likes in the first few hours it was posted.



And when Julie discovered the stunning gown was on display in a local bridal shop window she couldn't resist contacting the shop, who kindly offered to lend her the dress for the performance.

Julie Pendleton stands in the window of Simply Wed Bridal on Front street, Monkseaton, wearing the poppy dress ahead of her Durham Cathedral performance(Image: Newcastle Chronicle)

The poppy dress was placed in the window of Simply Wed Bridal on Front Street, in Monkseaton, on Friday as part of a display to honour the fallen on Remembrance Day.




Shop owner Helen Danbury-Trott wanted to create a special window display after learning that residents at nearby sheltered accommodation would look forward to seeing how the window was dressed while on their daily walk during lockdown.




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The window display would often be the topic of conversation at the accommodation and residents would count down the days to the unveiling of a new display.


Dressing the shop window also helped to keep Helen occupied during lockdown, who had only opened her business weeks earlier in January 2020 and was furloughed from her additional job as airline cabin crew.



The window display would often be the topic of conversation at the accommodation and residents would count down the days to the unveiling of a new display.


Dressing the shop window also helped to keep Helen occupied during lockdown, who had only opened her business weeks earlier in January 2020 and was furloughed from her additional job as airline cabin crew.






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