The Bradley Diamond Wedding 1952
We do not know who most of the people are in this picture of the guests at their Diamond Wedding Anniversary celebration in 1952.
Were Catherine’s Simpson siblings or her Whitehill cousins there? Perhaps William’s siblings were guests.
1. Irene Lewcock née Harrison
2. Lesley Lewcock
3. Nicholas Bradley
4. Alma Bradley née Neave
5. Violet Bradley
9. Alan Bradley
10. Alice Lewcock née Bradley
11. Winifred Bradley née Gibbs
12. Dawn Lewcock née de Fraine
13. Caroline Lewcock
14. Catherine Bradley née Simpson
15. William Eli Bradley
16. Robert Bradley
19. Margaret Bradley née Gardner
30. Betty Lewcock née Rich
47. Derek Coles
48. Alan Lewcock
49. John Lewcock
51. Frank Bradley
54. Donald Bradley
One piece of paper which Granny had tucked away, which we came across after her death, was an empty black edged envelope. It had been in my grandmother’s writing case with other seemingly insignificant bits of paper, some of which had been her mother’s.
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