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No 5 Silver Terrace E14 1904

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Island History Trust Image Collection


Wedding of Florence Hames and Alfred Kettle, in the garden of 5 Silver Terrace, Westferry Road, the home of the bride, c1904. In the photograph are: John George Hames and Mary Sophia Hames (bride’s parents); Alfred and Emma Kettle (groom’s parents): John George William, Albert Arthur, Roger and Walter Hames (bride’s brothers); Mrs Kate Atkinson (bride’s sister), and Thomas Atkinson; Eva and Emma Hames (bride’s sisters); Mrs Mary Hames (wife of Arthur); Mrs Maggie Hames (wife of Roger); Mrs Aggie Hames (wife of Albert); Mrs Read and her son (friends); Mrs Annie Hames (wife of George); Harry Kettle (groom’s brother), later killed in the First World War; groom’s sister, Elizabeth and her husband George Ray - their daughter, Winnie, is on her grandmother’s knee (left of picture). In top hat at the back is Jack Giles, friend of groom. The groom and his parents lived in Tooke Street,E14. The little boy on his grandmother’s knee (right of picture) is George Hames the only member of the party still surviving 80 years later.