Saturday, 19 May 2012

Wedding photo

After the engagement, the wedding - 4th June 1914 - and not as happy an occasion as it ought to have been, because in January Sarah, Dora's mother, collapsed in the street and died shortly after being carried home, and in April Dora's brother's wife Effie died in chilbbirth on her 23rd birthday - born in New Zealand, she and Dora had been corresponding for three years.


  1. Loving that hat at the back with what I assume is an ostrich feather on it!

    1. That'a Julia Pickles, the groom's father's sister - my daughter Julia now wears her engagement ring.