This week, we’re off to 1929 for Wedding Wednesday – to my great grandparents’ wedding at Wilburton, Cambridgeshire.
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.
This week for Wedding Wednesday, I’ve gone back to 1925, to the wedding of my Great Grandparents Ernest Dewey and Susan Moden at Ely, Cambridgeshire.
This week’s Wedding Wednesday blog post, visits Ely in 1925, when my Great Grandparents were married.
After a nine year courtship, that reached back from November 1925, and into the First World War, Ernest Edward Thomas Dewey and Susan Jane Moden were wed at St Mary’s Church.
I’ve only stumbled across two photographs from this wedding, and neither of these show the bride or groom.
Here’s the first photograph – in very poor condition – showing their bridesmaids and the best man.
Their bridesmaids were Ernest’s cousin Gladys Anderson, and Susan’s younger sister Grace Violet Moden. Here is the other photograph, which has clearly been better looked after.
The best man is currently nameless, but a newspaper check should hopefully reveal his identity.
Ernest had many brothers, and Susan had just one. This man could easily be any one of those siblings (as was seemingly often done in this part of the family), or someone entirely different.
Wordless Wednesday – 8th March 2012 – photo of Gladys Anderson and Grace Violet Moden as bridesmaids in 1925.