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Wedding of Island families Walsh and French 1930s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Wedding of Island families Walsh and French, 1930s. Back row: Friend, May Cornish, Charlie French, Hughie White, Philip French (bride's cousins); Ethel Holmes, Chis Furnace (bride's friends), Roy Walsh (brother of groom), Ernie Hames, Benny Hawkins, Jo Furnace, Jerry McSweeney, Fred White, Charlie Holmes (all relatives by marriage); Jack, Philip, Dennis, Godfrey French (uncles to bride); groom's brother-in-law, Ethel French (wife of Philip). Middle row: groom's aunt; Alice (groom's sister) and daughter; Polly White (great aunt); Tilly McSweeney and son, Emily French, Mr and Mrs Walsh (groom's parents), Mr and Mrs Arthur French (bride's parents); Lil Howard (friend); Elizabeth French and Nell French (bride's aunts), Dot Anderson, Mrs Simpson (friends); Walter French (bride's uncle). Front row: Phyllis French, Teresa White, Rosie Walsh (bridesmaids); John Walsh (groom), Jean French (bridesmaid), Eunice French (bride), Ivy Hames, Louise Bowater Jnr., (bridesmaids), Best man, friend of groom, Eileen French (bridesmaid) Jessie French and Godfrey French Jnr. by Mrs Bannister