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CyrilVladisla 08-21-2016 10:05 PM

Christopher Tennant, 2nd Baron Glenconner and Pamela Paget married in Wells Cathedral in Somerset on September 25, 1925.

The Honourable Michael Bowes-Lyon and Elizabeth (Betty) Cator at St. George's.

The wedding of Michael and Elizabeth (Betty) took place on February 2, 1928.

Curryong 08-22-2016 12:13 AM

I'm awfully sorry, and Miss Paget seems a pretty girl, but the low on the brow head coverings that brides and others wore in the 1920's, especially with lappets hanging either side, were just foul, IMHO. The Queen Mother's was much the same. They hid the hair and if women were at all plain that look didn't help any!

On the other hand the little bridal attendant looks extremely cute!

(This couple were divorced in 1935, and Lord G married again very soon afterwards!)

Curryong 08-22-2016 10:18 PM

Extraordinary scenes really! In a pre TV, pre Internet age, on a very rainy day, hundreds of men and women struggle to catch a glimpse of an upper middleclass bride who's marrying a minor Scottish aristocrat, albeit a brother of the Duchess of York. In fact they are so determined to see her that the police are having trouble controlling them! Yet those sort of scenes happened again and again when smart Society weddings occurred.

Thena 08-23-2016 12:26 PM

I'm amazed that the cars made it through the crowd. I'm even more amazed that no one got run over!

All this for the son of an earl who had five older brothers and a snowball's chance of inheriting? And yet strangely enough, Michael's brothers and nephews either died unmarried or only produced daughters. As a result, Michael and Elizabeth's son became the 17th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne.

Osipi 08-23-2016 10:37 PM

People were just as geared up for a big wedding in 1928 as they are today. I would never have thought that many people would have congregated for the wedding of someone that wasn't directly in the royal family itself.

Even the rain didn't deter them and the police sure had their hands full. :biggrin:

Curryong 08-23-2016 11:20 PM

The bride was a close friend of the Duchess of York and had been one of her bridesmaids. I don't know whether the Yorks were present (they probably were) but maybe the crowds were expectant of seeing them, as they were very popular royals.

Having said that, I think being in the crowd watching Society people arrive and depart for a family wedding was a form of mass entertainment in those days. I remember reading a biography of Joyce Grenfell, who was a popular British entertainer of the 1950's. She was upper middleclass and well connected, related to the Viscount Astor and his wife Margot, of Cliveden notoriety. When Joyce married in the 1920's to another upper middleclass person, the crowds turned out to gawk at that one as well, though not in such numbers as above!

CyrilVladisla 08-26-2016 09:21 PM

In 1936 Ruth Runciman married the son of Lady Hopetoun in Embleton.

Lady Patricia Douglas married Count John Gerard de Forest at Brompton Oratory in 1938.

Lady Patricia Douglas was the daughter of Francis Archibald Douglas, 11th Marquess of Queensberry and Irene Richards.
John Gerard de Forest was the son of Maurice de Forest, Grof von Bendem.

Curryong 08-26-2016 10:52 PM

Why do all these weddings seem to take place in such terrible weather? :lol: People in the crowds waiting patiently were rugged up in thick tweed coats. When did this wedding take place? June? :lol:

Anyway, this one ended in tears, with a divorce in 1950. What a tragic family the Douglases are, at least the Queensbury branch. Lots of mental illness for generation after generation.

Curryong 08-27-2016 10:25 PM

Yes, the groom was a well known amateur golf champion in the 1930's.

Countessmeout 08-27-2016 11:01 PM

The bride was 1/2 sisters with well known artist Anne Dunn. Patricia was her parents only child, divorcing when she was 7. The Marquis married twice more, having 1 son and 2 other girls. Mother Irene married Canadian steel magnate Sir James Dunn (2nd of his 3 wives) and had Ann. Her father's Uncle was known for his affair with Oscar Wilde and his dad got Wilde convicted.

CyrilVladisla 08-28-2016 09:23 PM

Lady Mary Crichton-Stuart married Edward Walker on her birthday, May 8, 1933 at Brompton Abbey.

Lady Mary Crichton-Stuart was the daughter of John Crichton-Stuart, 4th Marquess of Bute and Augusta Bellingham.
Edward Walker was the son of Arthur Walker.

CyrilVladisla 08-30-2016 10:25 PM

Patricia Ravenscrof and Sir Walter de Stopham Barttelot were married at Storrington, West Sussex on May 7, 1938.

Miss Jessamine Gordon and Michael Harmsworth November 2, 1937

Miss Jessamine Gordon was the daughter of Dudley Gladstone Gordon, 3rd Marquess of Aberdeen and Temair and Cécile Drummond Gordon.
Michael Harmsworth's full name was Stanley George Michael St. John Harmsworth. He was the son of Vyvyan George and Constance Harmsworth.

Countessmeout 08-31-2016 10:35 PM


Originally Posted by CyrilVladisla (Post 1920325)
Lady Mary Crichton-Stuart was the daughter of John Crichton-Stuart, 4th Marquess of Bute and Augusta Bellingham.
Edward Walker was the son of Arthur Walker.

Wedding of her parents, one of 1st such weddings filmed
Full record for 'WEDDING OF THE 4TH MARQUESS OF BUTE 1905, the' (6774) - Moving Image Archive catalogue

CyrilVladisla 09-02-2016 09:44 PM

Lady Hermione Bulwer-Lytton married Cameron Fromanteel Cobbold in 1930.

Lady Hermione was Lady Margaret Hermione Millicent Bulwer-Lytton. She was the daughter of Victor Bulwer-Lytton, 2nd Earl of Lytton.
Cameron Cobbold eventually became 1st Baron Cobbold.

In 1937 Lady Letitia Sibell Winifred Cecil and Henry Frederick Hotham were married at St. Martin's Church.

CyrilVladisla 09-06-2016 10:44 PM

Prince Ernest of Hohenburg married Marie-Thérèse Wood on May 25, 1936.

On June 18, 1938 Honourable Valerie Mansfield and Lord George Parker were married at Upper Sherringham, Norfolk.

The Honourable Valerie Mansfield was the daughter of Ralph Mansfield, 4th Baron Sandhurst.

Curryong 09-06-2016 11:33 PM

At least it's not raining for this wedding and this one didnt end in divorce! :lol: Prince Ernst (the son of Archduke Franz Ferdinand) looks a fair bit older than his bride, though he wasn't. It actually must have been quite difficult for Marie-Therese during the war, with her father being a British diplomat. Even worse for Ernst though, who was anti-Nazi and in concentration camps until 1943 and never really recovered, dying quite young.

Curryong 09-07-2016 10:55 PM

This one's close to home for me. The bride's mother was a member of the Upcher family of Sheringham Hall, and I come from Sheringham in Norfolk. I can remember the last Upcher who lived there. He was a bachelor, an only son and no children, and so a very old family came to an end in the direct line.

This couple became the 8th Earl and Countess of Macclesfield. I believe there was some scandal or row involving the present Earl, their grandson. He was evicted from his home or something.

royal rob 09-07-2016 11:41 PM

Previous 🔼 the bridesmaids hats !!!

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Countessmeout 09-08-2016 12:00 AM

The issue comes that the earls grandfather turned the castle into a trust. And every male member was entitled to a share of the company it formed. Unfortunately for the earl, his cousin Robert as the only male left in his branch, holds majority shares in the company. The company wanted the earl and his wife to pay rent to remain which is why they went to court. The earl and his wife lost. They have two years to move. The castle though is a shell, most not even modernized with electricity. The earl seems to actually come out the better. The actual castle which needs millions in repairs he still owns shares in even if not living there. But all its contents belong to him. All the furniture, priceless art work, antique books and more are private possessions of the earl. Only the actual building was in trust.

CyrilVladisla 09-10-2016 09:53 PM

On February 26, 1935 Claudia Blackburn and The Honourable James Duthac Carnegie were married at St. Mary's Cathedral.

The Honourable James Carnegie was the son of Charles Carnegie, 10th Earl of Southesk.

On May 29, 1940 Lady Sarah Bowes-Lyon married Peter Dudley Ryder at Westminster Abbey.

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