Tuesday, 25 October 2011

A Post War Wedding, 1919.

Here is a charming photograph of the marriage of Beatrice Oldham and Jack Clark
 on 26th December 1919.


I feel the significance of the date after the First World War is not lost in this photograph where there is a certain air of informality (shorter skirt, trilby hat etc.)  

It contrasts with the very formal opulent dress of Beatrice's sister Sarah's wedding nine years earlier in 1910,which featured in the posting  A Magnificent Hat.

Beatrice and Sarah were the aunts of my mother's second cousin Elsie Oldham  

I was very grateful that Elsie's son Stuart has let me use  his large collection of family photographs of the Oldham family.   

For more photographs and stories of the Oldham family, see:
Finding a Third Cousin
And Dolly Came To
Bobbing, Shingling and Marcel Waves
Three Generations of Carters & Coal Merchants  

1 comment:

  1. You are so lucky to have a photograph of the couple in their wedding clothes. My grandmother was married in 1914 but there's no wedding photo. Beatrice and Jack are a lovely couple.

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