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Southcoates Yorkshire 1910s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


The wedding of Alec Thomson of Millwall, boiler maker, and Ethel May Robinson of Hull, factory worker at Reckett's on the Isle of Dogs, at Southcoates in Yorkshire. Standing at the back: sailor, Charlie Thomson; Harry Robinson (bride's brother); David and George Thomson, of Millwall. Middle row: George Thomson - he and his wife (seated in front of him) had 23 children, and at the age of 70 he took up cycling and became champion cyclist of Hull; Elizabeth Thomson (m. to David); Elizabeth Rangecroft (nee Thompson); Jim Robinson, in uniform, and Emily Robinson (brother and sister to the bride). In front: Anna Liza Thomson; David Thomson (groom's father), Ethel Herman (later Thomson); Alice Thomson (later McSweeney); Mr Robinson (bride's father); Agnes Thomson (m. to George Thomson). Children: Renee, Betty, Edie, Ivy and Jack Thomson. The family went to Hull by train for the wedding.