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A Local Wedding

Two local people after their wedding in the 1948, taken outside Loftus Police Station. The wedding, between Dave Smith of Coronation Street, Carlin How and Maisie Rowland of West Road, Loftus took place on 7th August 1948. The ceremony was held in the Congregational Church and, as there was no frontage to the church, the photographs were taken, as Ray Brown tells us, outside Loftus police station. The bride’s guardians, Tom and Nellie Steyart, were close friends of Frank Watson the Police Inspector in charge at Loftus. Bridesmaids: Mrs. Ruby Johnson (Lindsley) cousin of the bride, Miss P. Tyreman, Miss T. R. Mintoft, Miss J. Baxter and Miss Eileen Money. Best Man: Mr Frank Liddiard. Ushers: Mr G. Rowland,  Mr. J. R. Mintoft. The officiating clergy Rev. Maurice Clegg. Carole Benson advised the Archive: “My Mother is the bridesmaid on the far right, Ruby Johnson (born Ruby Lindsley) of Loftus; Maisie was her cousin.”

Image courtesy of Joan Jemson, thanks for all that information and names to Ray Brown, Brian and Carole Benson (Johnson) for all the information.

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