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Marriages on Xmas Day
« on: Wednesday 06 February 19 12:27 GMT (UK) »
Can't remember why it was that in the past people married on Xmas Day, was it because it was a day off from their work? Vicars must have been busy!
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Rosser, Henderson, Chapman, Clarkson, Harper, Healey, Horth, Page, Bowers, Ritchie, Sheen, Smith and Weymark.

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Re: Marriages on Xmas Day
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 06 February 19 12:30 GMT (UK) »
I am sure that is the reason, my parents got married on Easter Sunday 1937 for the same reason

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Re: Marriages on Xmas Day
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 06 February 19 13:01 GMT (UK) »
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Re: Marriages on Xmas Day
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 06 February 19 13:02 GMT (UK) »
Given it has always been a time for church services, family, celebration and feasting it was a good time to share weddings without losing work time.
And vicars are always busy at Christmas time anyway.
Rowse in Brixham, Tenby, Hull & Ramsgate. Strongman, in Falmouth. Champion. Coke. Eame/s. Gibbons. Passmore. Pulsever. Sparkes in Brixham & Ramsgate. Toms in Cornwall. Waymoth. Wyatt.

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Re: Marriages on Xmas Day
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 06 February 19 13:04 GMT (UK) »
Brilliant article. Thanks Gadget.
Rowse in Brixham, Tenby, Hull & Ramsgate. Strongman, in Falmouth. Champion. Coke. Eame/s. Gibbons. Passmore. Pulsever. Sparkes in Brixham & Ramsgate. Toms in Cornwall. Waymoth. Wyatt.

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Re: Marriages on Xmas Day
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 06 February 19 13:07 GMT (UK) »
Xmas Day in Scotland was just a working day & couples often married at Ne'erday (New Year!)


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Re: Marriages on Xmas Day
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 06 February 19 13:15 GMT (UK) »
There is a previous topic on Christmas Day weddings on RootsChat https://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=705093.0

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Re: Marriages on Xmas Day
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 06 February 19 14:48 GMT (UK) »
Thank you very much All.
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Re: Marriages on Xmas Day
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 07 February 19 09:41 GMT (UK) »
Be careful not to view the Xmas of the past in the same way as the obsession it has become today.