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Monday, 29 August 2011

Who can resist a Wedding? 52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy and History

The topic for Week 35 in Amy Coffin’s and Geneablogger’s 52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy and History series is "Weddings".

The omens were not good on  my wedding day  on 24th July 1971. It poured down and we have no photographs taken outside the church;   my husband Neil looks a bit shell shocked in this picture;  and with the Tudor monarchs all the rage on film and TV at the time, I chose to wear  an Ann Boleyn style headdress - she suffered the fate of being  executed by Henry VIII.

Still love  conquered all,  as we have just celebrated our Ruby (40th wedding anniversary), with a holiday in Austria, looking older and greyer, but  on a much sunnier day.

The oldest wedding photograph in my family collection  dates from 1929 and the wedding of my Great Aunt Jenny (below).  There was  a marvellous over-the-top report in the local paper, describing in great detail the dresses worn.   See the posting:  Jennie Danson's Wedding - 1920's Style

Fast forward to  April 18th 1938 and my parents' wedding at St. Chad's Church, Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire - John Weston and Kathleen Danson on the left in this photograph with Edith Danson and Charles Weston their  witnesses. 

 Post war austerity Britain was the setting for my only time as a bridesmaid at my uncle's wedding in December 1946. I am the little bridesmaid in what was a dusky pink dress.   See the posting A Shivering Bridesmaid

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  1. What a lovely post! It's so neat to see your wedding and then see photos from other weddings in your family. I love the look on your husband's face - it's classic! Thanks so much for sharing.

  2. Happy 40th anniversary. Thank you for sharing your wedding memories and those of your family.


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