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Mum & Dad's Wedding
Photo: Shirley Touhey (nee Sutton)
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Item #: 9219
Hi John, This is the other group photo of Mum's side of the family, the Metcalfes. They were married on 7th August 1948 at Independent Methodist Church on Bolton Rd. Ashton. I have the original wedding album but lovely to see them all again.

Comment by: John Davies on 11th February 2009 at 11:28

Hi Shirley,
Thanks very much for putting this on. It is truly amazing. Would you mind if I print this off to put with the other one? I have counted all the people on both photos, 29 on the Suttons, 28 on the Metcalfes. Giving a grand total of 55 as Annie and Tommy were on both.
Memories are made of this. Good to hear from you.

Comment by: Shirley Touhey on 11th February 2009 at 12:23

Hi John, No I don't mind at all. Doesn't David look sweet in his white satin suit? Albert is in front of Dad. Some of the people are Bank's I believe from Mum's first husband's side of the family. I was born in 49 and then June in 54. Lovely to hear from you. Give my regards to Lilian. Shirley (Sutton)

Comment by: Mark Calter on 12th February 2009 at 14:13

Shirley & David
My mum as this photo and looking at it this morning i asked this question.
Were are our uncles, John Green, John Ince,Paul Brown, Henry Mecalfe and your uncle Mark, my Mum said she new the answer.They were thisty.
We remernissed about these photos all morning and her memory is not what it used to be but she told me a lot about the wedding, and how my dad used to call your mum the mother in law, and its great to see our mam with grandaddad Metcalfe

Comment by: shirley touhey on 12th February 2009 at 17:30

Hi Mark, Yes, I guessed all the uncles were in the pub! Doesn't your Mum look lovely, so young. Hard to believe she is 90 in August. The day of this wedding actually. I think it was her 29th birthday.

Comment by: Mark Calter on 12th February 2009 at 19:26

Yes we mentioned the date this morning also Wilf Metcalfe was at mums this morning and he had never seen this photo,what we could'nt work out who his the guy against cousin John Green

Comment by: shirley touhey on 12th February 2009 at 22:09

Don't know Mark. I'll take the photo with me next time I go to Albert's. Perhaps he'll know.

Comment by: David Thompson on 13th February 2009 at 15:36

Hello Shirley and Mark the man in question is Enos Banks which ask's the question where is Amos he would be too young to be in the pub. David

Comment by: David Thompson on 13th February 2009 at 16:02

Hi Mark the one that's got me baffled is the women in between Irene and Aunt Polly, she could be Amos's wife or John Green's or Uncle Alf's wife Lissy I just can't make her out. Incidentlly you can see why we used to call cousin Irene aunty and Joe and Polly Woods weren't really our uncle and aunty just mother and dads best friends. David

Comment by: David Thompson on 13th February 2009 at 16:10

Just looked at the photo again (another senior moment)could the women be Irene's mother Aunty Doress uncle Henry is missing as well. David

Comment by: Mark Calter on 13th February 2009 at 18:56

It is our aunty Doris, i knew of Amos but cannot place Enos,we were discussing it again this morning at mams,and she came out with a cracker, "the only women with her husband apart from your mum was aunty Bessy", she said "you know who the boss was there dont you"

Comment by: Kevin Banks on 7th August 2013 at 09:42

Yes. Front row 2nd from left is my dad, Enos Banks. He moved to Hampshire police and was married to Joyce. ( Turner ). Sadly he died in 05. I think there are other Banks' here but not sure. Will get my brother to have a look.

Comment by: David Banks on 13th October 2013 at 15:50

Back row, 7th from right (in hat) is Alice Banks who later married Leo Concah, she died in 2004

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