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Saturday, 28 January 2012

A 60th Anniversary Album: Sentimental Sunday

In a New Year tidy up, I came across an Album I had compiled for my parent's diamond wedding anniversary some years ago. Its format is simple, but I thought I would share the idea.

As my father's sight was failing, it had to be strongly visual, so I chose to feature a collage of photographs to reflect each decade of their life together, presented in a display album of clear plastic pockets. 

The Page for the 1930's

I also included postcards of where they first met (The Winter Gardens Ballroom and a week later  the Tower Ballroom in Blackpool, Lancashire) and later added the congratulatory telegram from the Queen.

Unfortunately there was a sad note to this occasion.  My parents  had enjoyed planning  well in advance a hotel celebratory lunch for family and friends.  But my mother had the first of several strokes and by the time the day came, she was in residential care.  However they still managed to dress up for the occasion  to enjoy the day in a quiet way.  

The Anniversary Album is now something I can look back on and treasure.  

The spring carpet of crocuses at St. Chad's Church, Poulton-le-Fylde
A  photograph taken by my uncle.
Copyright © 2012 · Susan Donaldson.  All Rights Reserved 

Sentimental Sunday is one of many daily blog prompts from www.geneabloggers.com to encourage writers to record their family history

1 comment:

  1. Bitter sweet memories Susan but at least they had the day to celebrate together with the family. 60 years is no mean feat. I love the photo of the church too.


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