In this week’s Wedding Wednesday blog post, it’s the turn of my Great Grandparents, who married on All Fool’s Day in 1929.
Here’s the happy couple, standing outside my great grandmother’s parents’ house at Wilburton, Cambridgeshire.
Here’s the happy couple again, this time with their wedding group – the groom’s half-brother Walter ‘Curly’ Hopkin, and the bride’s younger sisters.
One of the bridesmaids is still alive, and has just turned 102 years old. My Great Grandmother (the bride), her sister, reached 104.
Ernest and Maude enjoyed 56 years of marriage, until Ernest’s death in 1985.