What struck me about the young girl's portrait were her hands.
Hands and Heart - Here is my grandmother Alice English (1884-1945) who married William Danson in 1907. Looking happy and poised, she is wearing a corsage in this photograph and I have always thought it must be a wedding picture with copies held by different members of the Danson family.
Anther photograph of Alice, taken c.1916 as her husband prepared to go to war.
My great grandmother Maria Rawcliffe (1859-1919) who married James Danson in 1877. She has featured frequently on my blog - the seventh of eight daughters (five surviving infancy) and with an extended family of three step-siblings and five half- siblings. Maria and James had ten sons followed by their only daughter Jennie.
to be featured throughout August in this Sepia Saturday series.
Continuing Love & Marriage for the Danson family - with arms intertwined are Annie Danson and her new husband Harry Ditchfield, after their wedding in 1928.
The local press report provided a colourful and evocative description of Annie's dress - a fascinating commentary on the fashion of the day.
"The bride, who was given away by her uncle Mr R. Danson, was gowned in delphinium blue georgette, the sleeveless bodice being plain, while the circular skirt was side slashed and bordered all round with deep silver lace. Her hat was ruched georgette to tone and she wore silver shoes and hose to tone. Her bouquet was of pale pink chrysanthemums."
Look out for more of my family wedding photographs from the early 1900's onwards
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