Eldest child of Sid and Lucy Edwards, Wynn Edwards was first to marry and move away from home.

As it was wartime, she didn't marry a boy from Eydon or from any of the surrounding villages but an RAF sergeant, Ron Cooper, from Halton, Bucks. Here we see the wedding group outside Fernlea, in September 1941.

From the left we have: a bridesmaid, Marjorie Clarke; an unknown member of the RAF, presumably the groom's best man; an unknown page boy (possibly a cousin, Brian, from Aylesbury); the groom, Sgt Ron Cooper; the bride, Wynn Edwards; Kathleen Edwards, the bride's sister; Syd Edwards and Lucy Edwards (the bride's parents). The seated couple are Lucy Edwards' mother Mary Ann Young and father. The small bridesmaid is Yvonne Ayre, daughter of Lucy's eldest (illegitimate) daughter Freda.

Despite the war, the bridal party have full-length frocks, beautifully quilted and full bouquets of roses, whilst the page boy has a fine satin shirt.

 

Photographer: Unknown

Image lent by : Mrs Yvonne Ayres

Connected Photos: KL200 | KL157 | KL201

Wedding Group, Fernlea Cottage 1941

SKU: KL156

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