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The French Revolution 1789-1799

Each year we display on this page examples of fashions that were prevalent during the period which coincides with our dress theme. What they looked like, where to go for materials if you wanted to make your own, where to go if you wanted to hire your own, costume shops etc.

Our dress themes have proved to be very popular. Since we started the concept, we have had the pleasure of seeing some of the most magnificent handmade costumes you would find anywhere in the world, made and displayed by, and for, the benefit of Wean Patrons. We hope that this concept will continue in popularity for long into the future.

Below is a guide to internet sites as to what the various male and female dress and accoutrements of the period looked like. The majority of information we have comes from writings from the period, and paintings. We advise that if you really want to get into the theme and do a good job, you do your own research. Here we just offer a guide as to what fashion in the period might have looked like.

As we do every year, we are offering extra fashion prizes for the following: Most Authentic Men’s buccaneer outfit; Most Authentic Women’s outfit; Most Authentic couple dressed in period: The best handmade women’s costume.

Good luck with it to you all, and look forward to seeing the results of your efforts on race day.

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Tamworth Hire/Purchase/Materials

Ferrari Bridal & Formal Wear

8-16 Brisbane Street Tamworth NSW 2340 Ph 67663227 Website


Material World

283 Peel St, Tamworth NSW 2340 Website (02) 6766 3665


Spotlight Tamworth

130 Peel St, North Tamworth NSW 2340

Gunnedah Boggabri Hire/Purchase/Materials

Gunnedah Fashion Fabrics,

177 Conadilly Street Gunnedah 2380 PH67421235 (Kathie Spence)


Top Hat Costumes,

71 Conadilly Street Gunnedah 2380 NSW PH67421318 (Michael Hull) HIRE or BUY ready made costumes.

Hassabs Fashions,

159 Merton Street Boggabri NSW PH67434350 (Waddette) Advice and Buy

Narrabri Hire/Purchase/Materials

Saphire Designs,

106 Maitland street Narrabri 2390 PH67922124 (Natasha)


MacDonalds Fashions.

126 Maitland Street Narrabri 2390 ph 67923936 (Gail)


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