1 February 1936
My Grandparents Wedding Anniversary. They would have been married 70 years this year. Take note of the creases in Grandmas dress. Grandma said there was no photographer at their wedding, well not an official one anyway, so the dress was packed away until they found time to get to the photography studio and then had the (official) photos taken. I have no idea how long it was between the wedding and this photo. Probably a few weeks.
This is the bride and grooms parents and their attendants. I don’t know who took the photo – neither does Mum and Grandma and Pa are long gone so I can’t ask them. Either way it is a memento that I cherish.
Back Row: Ernest and Susan (Pa’s parents) I don’t remember Ernest, but Susan we always called Granny. She lived in the flat beside us when I was a baby and I remember her when I was a young girl.
Front Row – left to right – Charles, Maude (Grandma’s Parents) Great Grandma (Maude) I remember visiting in a nursing home – some days she would rember Yvonne and I and others she didn’t. Ted and Amy, Clarence (Pa’s brother) and Beryl. I don’t know who Beryl was – probably a friend of Grandmas.
It always fascinated me that Pa had two names but was called Ted while Grandma was blessed with only one. In memory of Pa and cause we liked the name James got three names – James Lindsay Edgar. If he is as good a man as my Pa, then we will be very happy.