||This is Sandra Aston's remarkable display of wedding
photos, from Bilston and elsewhere, and from man different times.
(I think that's Sandra in the middle of the shot. But she was so
busy I didn't get a better photo of our main contributor!).
||Sandra also provided this lovely display of wedding
souvenirs and bouquets, some of which were in brass vases and
bowls made locally by Beldray.
|Several people, including Tom Larkin, Alma Darby,
Reg and Sandra Aston, had brought along their own wedding
The most unusual album must have been the one recording a
triple wedding of the three Smith sisters at St.
Leonard's. Judith Russell brought the album along and here
she is standing by it.
||This is one of the photos from the album.
The wedding took place on the 6th September 1969 and, if I have
got it right:
Judith Smith married Glyn Russell; her twin sister Janet
Smith married Frank Owen; and the third sister, Margaret,
married John Pugh.
It is also interesting that the sisters father and mother,
and their grandparents, had also been married in St.Leonards.
|Amongst the visitors enjoying the displays and
reminiscing about old times were local residents Mrs. Banks, Mrs.
Dunn and Mrs.Beck.
||Tom, Henry Metzger, Alma Darby and a friend I can't
identify (name, please, somebody) chat in the nave.
|Reg Aston finds time to look after a young visitor -
and is that the collection plate he's handing round?
||The President and another bloke take tea. The
President is the one with the bigger piece of cake.