Ball gown worn at the Investiture Ball

This pink rayon ball gown was worn at the official Investiture Ball held at Glynllifon Hall. The Ball was held on the evening of the Investiture of Prince Charles at Caernarfon Castle, July 1st 1969. It was worn by the donor’s mother Meirionwen Jones, a nursing auxillary at Gallt y Sil Hospital. Her husband was a ministry vet at Glynllifon Estate and received an invitation to the ball. Unfortunately no photography was allowed during the evening. The dress was bought at H.R. Phillips, a dress shop in the Maes at Caernarfon. It appears to be rapidly hand made as the inside is not finished to a high standard and there is no maker’s label. There must have been a rush for ball gowns from local ladies invited to the Ball.