One of my favourite photographs is one taken at my parent’s wedding in 1950. Both of them had lived through the war with Dad fighting in France at the age of 18. They first met at a dance in London; Mum was 17 and Dad was 23. He took one look at her and told himself, “That is the girl I am going to marry”; he was right.
A while later they married on a freezing cold, January day in the same church in where Hugh Grant walks out on “Duck face” in the film, Four Weddings and a Funeral. Their wedding guests said it was the coldest wedding they could remember. Being of the “Make do and mend” era, my mother had become a dab hand with a needle during the war years and, coupled with being a broke university student, had made her own wedding dress. At the last minute she borrowed her father-in-law’s large wool vest to keep her warm. After the ceremony, my father held open the car door for his beautiful new wife as the winter wind caught in her veil; the camera clicked and this lovely photograph of my parents, young and happy, was taken.
A few weeks ago my mother, now aged 88, was going through a box of old photographs with my daughter. She picked one out and smiled, “Molly”, she said, “ Try to find a husband like this and you will be happy for the rest of your life”.
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