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Wedding Saint Nathaniel.   Comments: 13
Photo: T.D.   Item #: 29877  
Wedding Saint Nathaniel.

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  1941. Hilda Kenyon to Peter Battersby.

L to R Edward Battersby, Elizabeth Woods, Peter, Hilda, James Kenyon?, Hilda's brother?

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Comments by irene roberts, 12th November 2017  
Oh, how lovely! Peter and I dress in the forties fashions at forties events from March until October every year and this photo makes me long for March when The Forties Season starts all over again! I sometimes think I have been here before!

Comments by Philip Gormley., 13th November 2017  
A nice photo T.D. Don't they all look smart, and at ease. I like the subtle, and yet definite, inclusion of the gentleman's gloves. The carnations look great too; they're a whole lot better-looking than the buttonholes I've been trying to grow, for the past two years - doh!

Comments by winnie, 13th November 2017  
Marriage: 22 Sep 1941 St Nathaniel, Platt Bridge, Hindley, Lancashire, England
Peter Battersby - 26, LAC 993705 RAF, Bachelor, 14 Victoria Rd
Hilda Kenyon - 29, Spinster, 44 Walthew Lane
Groom's Father: Peter Batterby, Retired Miner
Bride's Father: James Kenyon, Munition Worker
Witness: Elizabeth Woods; Edward Battersby

Comments by Elizabeth, 13th November 2017  
This looks just like my Mum and Dad's wedding photo from the 1940's.Masses and masses of flowers. Lovely!

Comments by TD,., 13th November 2017  
Irene's forties events must great fun, don't give up on the carnations Philip. Peter would be impressed with your gardening knowledge, he liked to grow and show chrysanthemums and lived next door to the vicarage as a boy. His intended lived at a fruit shop across the road from the Platt Bridge Inn. The gentleman holding the gloves is probably Hildas father James Kenyon, a munition worker at the time of the wedding. Fortunately the blitz had ended earlier that year.

Comments by Philip Gormley., 13th November 2017  
Thanks T.D. Hilda wouldn't have had far to travel for her autumn cut-flowers.

Comments by irene roberts, 13th November 2017  
The forties events ARE great fun, TD! If you ever go on Communicate, there is a little pic of Peter and I in our forties clothes accompanying my comments. If you click on my name I think it brings the pic up larger and easier to see.

Comments by irene roberts, 13th November 2017  
I have put a little post on "Communicate", TD, under "General". It just says "For TD".

Comments by DTease, 13th November 2017  
TD, Hilda had two brothers born before 1911, James born 1910 and Albert born 1904. Both born in Chester-le-Street, Durham.

Comments by T.D., 13th November 2017  
Irene, Iíve checked out your very nice message with the photo of the lovely couple on communicate and you both look great! Sure if you could convert the image to black and white, it could be posted on the album under Forties Sweethearts.

Comments by TD,, 13th November 2017  
Thanks DTease, I didn't know that some of the brides siblings and Mother were born in Durham. The chap on the right looks younger and I believe it could be Reg Kenyon,he was baptized at St Nat's and his wife's name was Bertha.

Baptism: 7 Aug 1921 St Nathaniel, Platt Bridge, Hindley, Lancs.
Reginald Kenyon - [Child] of James Kenyon & Elizabeth
Born: 23 Jun 1921
Abode: 24 Sydney St.
Occupation: Collier.

Comments by irene roberts, 13th November 2017  
I've got it in black-and-white, TD.....in fact I've lent it less than an hour ago to my grand-daughter Edie who is learning about World War Two at school, and she has borrowed it to show her teacher. Glad you like it, and what about that Forties Bombshell, TD?!!, (OK, who said "More like bombsite"?!). xx.

Comments by TD,, 14th November 2017  
Bombshell! Your chaperone has been given specific orders, there must be no fraternizing with those jitterbuggers. Keep calm, carry on and don't miss the last bus wom.

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