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Can anyone tell me what kind of outfit she is wearing
« on: Tuesday 12 June 18 18:54 BST (UK) »
Can anyone tell me what kind of outfit she is wearing?
She was born in 1924 in Nottinham

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Re: Can anyone tell me what kind of outfit she is wearing
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 12 June 18 19:06 BST (UK) »
If you google images of novice nun there are clear similarities, different religious orders had some variations.

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Re: Can anyone tell me what kind of outfit she is wearing
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 12 June 18 19:11 BST (UK) »
Thank you, we thought that maybe it could be with the church but have not found anything further on her.  Since she was in England is it possible her name would have been changed like that in the USA.  I am not Catholic but here the Nuns change their complete name.  I hate sounding stupid but need to find answers. 

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Re: Can anyone tell me what kind of outfit she is wearing
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 12 June 18 19:30 BST (UK) »
I know absolutely nothing about nuns,  ;D, maybe someone else will answer, but bear in mind there are some Anglican orders, there may be some significance in the white headband as opposed to the full veil.

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Re: Can anyone tell me what kind of outfit she is wearing
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 12 June 18 19:46 BST (UK) »
I don`t know what made me think this, but is it what a Quaker would wear.

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Re: Can anyone tell me what kind of outfit she is wearing
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 12 June 18 21:13 BST (UK) »
Is this a Confirmation Dress? C of E or other? 

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Re: Can anyone tell me what kind of outfit she is wearing
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 12 June 18 22:06 BST (UK) »
I know absolutely nothing about nuns,  ;D, maybe someone else will answer, but bear in mind there are some Anglican orders, there may be some significance in the white headband as opposed to the full veil.

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Could be that she is a 'postulant' nun which seems to be the first stage of becoming a nun.
example here:
https://spsmw.org/2013/01/07/coming-of-age-with-vatican-ii/

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Re: Can anyone tell me what kind of outfit she is wearing
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 12 June 18 23:09 BST (UK) »
   I was puzzled by the dress she is wearing, but the postulant dress certainly bears a resemblance. If she was born in 1924, the picture must have been taken in the early 1940s?
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Re: Can anyone tell me what kind of outfit she is wearing
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 12 June 18 23:12 BST (UK) »
Have you checked the 1939 register to see if she is there and what occupation is given for her?
Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire