Author Topic: Mystery wedding photo for dating please, Dad as best Man.  (Read 515 times)

Online Treetotal

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 26,957
    • View Profile
Re: Mystery wedding photo for dating please, Dad as best Man.
« Reply #18 on: Monday 27 December 21 16:25 GMT (UK) »
Further to my earlier message, I should have added that the Bride's dress was made from parachute silk, not sure about the bridesmaids. It's a pity that I can't scan it to show you but we have several boxes that are yet to be unpacked from moving and the albums are in the loft.
Carol
CAPES Hull. KIRK  Leeds, Hull. JONES  Wales,  Lancashire. CARROLL Ireland, Lancashire, U.S.A. BROUGHTON Leicester, Goole, Hull BORRILL  Lincolnshire, Durham, Hull. GROOM  Wishbech, Hull. ANTHONY St. John's Nfld. BUCKNALL Lincolnshire, Hull. BUTT Harbour Grace, Newfoundland. PARSONS  Western Bay, Newfoundland. MONAGHAN  Ireland, U.S.A. PERRY Cheshire, Liverpool.
 
RESTORERS:PLEASE DO NOT USE MY RESTORES WITHOUT PRIOR PERMISSION - THANK YOU

Offline Gadget

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 53,655
    • View Profile
Re: Mystery wedding photo for dating please, Dad as best Man.
« Reply #19 on: Monday 27 December 21 17:21 GMT (UK) »
I've just found a copy of my uncle's 1942 wedding. It's not very good as my sister scanned it wrongly and it came out as a bmp.  However, the dresses etc are clear enough to show that such wedding dresses were made. It's on my other computer.  I'll put it up shortly. 

Also, Glen might be interested in looking at the link that I gave in Reply #9.
Census &  BMD information Crown Copyright www.nationalarchives.gov.uk and GROS - www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk

***Restorers - Please do not use my restores without my permission. Thanks***

Offline oldtimer

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 5,549
    • View Profile
Re: Mystery wedding photo for dating please, Dad as best Man.
« Reply #20 on: Monday 27 December 21 17:38 GMT (UK) »
Looking forward to seeing your photo Gadget.

I also have a photo of a 1942 wedding, where my dad is best man again. He looks older to me in this photo than the other one.  Although the groom  was in the army at the time, he decided to get married in "civvies."  He was killed two years later at Monte Cassino.
Best wishes, Judy :-))


"All UK Census Transcriptions are Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk"


Offline Gadget

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 53,655
    • View Profile
Re: Mystery wedding photo for dating please, Dad as best Man.
« Reply #21 on: Monday 27 December 21 17:39 GMT (UK) »
Here we are for comparison only. They were married in 1942.

Eager beavers note that I don't want/need a restoration   ;D

Do you like my Gran's hat  :-X

PS - Uncle Jack did serve in army in WW2 but must have decided to wear a suit.
Census &  BMD information Crown Copyright www.nationalarchives.gov.uk and GROS - www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk

***Restorers - Please do not use my restores without my permission. Thanks***

Offline Gadget

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 53,655
    • View Profile
Re: Mystery wedding photo for dating please, Dad as best Man.
« Reply #22 on: Monday 27 December 21 17:40 GMT (UK) »
Just seen you pic, Judy. I think he might be wearing the same suit!
Census &  BMD information Crown Copyright www.nationalarchives.gov.uk and GROS - www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk

***Restorers - Please do not use my restores without my permission. Thanks***

Offline oldtimer

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 5,549
    • View Profile
Re: Mystery wedding photo for dating please, Dad as best Man.
« Reply #23 on: Monday 27 December 21 18:00 GMT (UK) »
 ;D You could be right, Gadget.

I can see similarities between my first photo and that of your uncle's wedding - apart from the bridesmaids :D  I love their bonnets.  It is a lovely photo.

Thanks for all your help, and to everyone who has contributed to this thread.  I am thinking now that it is very early in the 1940s.

Thanks again

Judy  ;)

Best wishes, Judy :-))


"All UK Census Transcriptions are Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk"

Offline PatBot

  • RootsChat Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 127
    • View Profile
Re: Mystery wedding photo for dating please, Dad as best Man.
« Reply #24 on: Monday 27 December 21 20:38 GMT (UK) »
A coloured version

Offline oldtimer

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 5,549
    • View Profile
Re: Mystery wedding photo for dating please, Dad as best Man.
« Reply #25 on: Monday 27 December 21 20:47 GMT (UK) »
Hi PatBot  ;)

That is super.  Thank you very much.

Judy  ;)
Best wishes, Judy :-))


"All UK Census Transcriptions are Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk"

Offline PatBot

  • RootsChat Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 127
    • View Profile
Re: Mystery wedding photo for dating please, Dad as best Man.
« Reply #26 on: Monday 27 December 21 20:53 GMT (UK) »
Hi PatBot  ;)

That is super.  Thank you very much.

Judy  ;)

You are welcome Judy  :)