Cat no. 8688

Local Weddings

Running time29:49 Black & White Silent 1954-1960 Potton, Bedfordshire

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Potton Historical Society documents local wedding ceremonies.


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Documentation of wedding ceremonies held in the Bedfordshire town of Potton between 1954 and 1961, usually featuring guests arriving at St Mary's Church, the arrival of the bridal party, post-ceremony photographs and the departure of the newly married couple.

Footage of the wedding of Derek Rowley and Ann Norman includes a reception at Potton Junior School, whilst Scoutmaster David Hutchinson and Janet White emerge from their wedding to a guard of honour by local Scouts. Mr J Rowe marries Ann Hibbert, who is given away by her uncle, followed by the marriage of Richard and Megan Lenton and a snowy churchyard for the marriage of Brian Johnson and Joyce Jennings. Also included the marriages of Richard Woodwood and Olga Reynolds, Mr H Walter and Olive Hardy, Mr B Walter and Barbara Warren, Mr A Baxter and Joan Lenton, Mr G Meadows and Norma Truin, and Dr J D Robson and Dr Valerie Anderson, who hold their reception just outside town at John O'Gaunt Golf Club.

The weddings were filmed by Mr Randall, a local cinema owner in Potton, who used to show his films of local events as part of the cinema programme. The films were subsequently edited together and titled by Potton History Society.

Featured People:

Ann Hibbert; Ann Norman; Barbara Warren; Bill Reynolds; Brian Johnson; David Hutchinson; Derek Rowley; Diane Kitchener; Eric Jakes; Janet Spriggs; Janet White; Janice Dobson; Jimmy Jennings; Joan Lenton; Joyce Jennings; Judy Norman; Maureen Lenton; Megan Lenton; Miss Stonebridges; Mr A Armond; Mr and Mrs Chamblerlain; Mr and Mrs C Munns; Mr and Mrs F Birch; Mr and Mrs Gates; Mr and Mrs Hutchinson; Mr and Mrs White; Mr and Mrs L Wright; Mr and Mrs Ollerton; Mr A Baxter; Mr B Walter; Mr E Jakes; Mr G Meadows; Mr H Walter; Mr J Rowe; Dr J D Robson; Mrs Rowley; Mrs Spriggs; Mrs A Randall; Norma Truin; Olga Reynolds; Olive Hardy; Richard Lenton; Richard Woodwood; Dr Valerie Anderson; Valerie Norman

Featured Buildings:

Church of St Mary, Potton; John O'Gaunt Golf Club; Potton Junior School

Potton History Society

Mr Randall

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