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John White Tate Wedding
John White Tate Wedding
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Wedding photo of the architect of the "new" Pendlebury's Store. John White Tate to Edith Belshaw. c.1921
He was also the architect for the Monument Mansion block of Art Deco stile Apartments on Wigan Lane

Comment by: Rev David Long on 2nd November 2023 at 12:26

Ron - I posted the information as a Comment on one of your early Pendlebury's rebuild pics in September that the wedding was at St Nathaniel's Platt Bridge in 1924 - conducted by the bride's uncle, the Revd. G Belshaw. I assume that's him to her left above. I don't know who the other priest on the right might be. The Vicar of St Nat's at that time was Arthur Dean - but he was of slighter build than this man. Here's the entry from St Nat's Register:
Marriage: 16 Jul 1924 St Nathaniel, Platt Bridge, Hindley, Lancashire
John White Tate - 25, Architect, Bachelor, 249 Darlington St E Wigan
Edith Mary Belshaw - 25, Spinster, 72 Warrington Rd
Groom's Father: Alfred Tate, Draper
Bride's Father: James Belshaw, Grocer
Witnesses: Amy Tate; Alfred Tate
Married by Banns by G. Belshaw ( Off. Min. ) Vicar of St ? Bolton
Register: Marriages 1917 - 1925, Page 103, Entry 206
Source: Original register at Wigan Archives

Comment by: Ron Hunt on 2nd November 2023 at 21:27

The bride's mother doesn't look to happy?

Comment by: Veronica on 3rd November 2023 at 00:16

They don’t look ‘bout money!
The mother of the groom looks like the old Queen Mary.

Comment by: Veronica on 3rd November 2023 at 11:57

Oops! I meant the brides mother.

Comment by: Colin Traynor on 3rd November 2023 at 13:43

Veronica, was it Groucho Marx who said when asked by a reporter upon his arrival in Southampton following an Atlantic voyage from New York 'What do you think of the Queen Mary' his response was something like 'I don't know, I never met the Lady!'.
Lovely picture by the way.

Comment by: Veronica on 3rd November 2023 at 16:30

Colin - Groucho’s last words….” Die my dear? Why that’s the last thing I’ll do”.

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