This image of a member of the Women's Institute in Dorset at a Christmas Party around 1953 shows a woman wearing a very distinctive head-dress. All the other women in the picture are bare-headed or wearing conventional hats.
(The image is cropped from a group photo in a newspaper because some of the individuals shown are still alive.)
The same style of head-dress was observed on one other occasion, worn by a woman attending church. In that instance, It wasn't the person's usual usual head-wear; she normally wore an ordinary hat or went bare-headed.
The style is sufficiently distinctive to suggest that it might have a special meaning. Can anyone confirm that is the case, or demolish the suggestion?
Update: The local historian for the WI branch in question doesn't know the significance and can't identify the individual.