I have the family history bug for researching both my own family history and that of friends. If your interest is in families of the Fylde in Lancashire, this site is for you, with many photographs to enhance interest. I'll also be looking at my Scottish Donaldson connections, hints and tips, and stories that appeal. So read on, or even better, sign up as a follower. Do get in touch - I would love to hear from others who share my enthusiasm for family history fun.
The omens were not good on my wedding day on 24th July 1971. It poured down and we have no photographs taken outside the church; my husband Neil looks a bit shell shocked in this picture; and with the Tudor monarchs all the rage on film and TV at the time, I chose to wear an Ann Boleyn style headdress - she suffered the fate of being executed by Henry VIII.
Still love conquered all, as we have just celebrated our Ruby (40th wedding anniversary), with a holiday in Austria, looking older and greyer, but on a much sunnier day.
The oldest wedding photograph in my family collection dates from 1929 and the wedding of my Great Aunt Jenny (below). There was a marvellous over-the-top report in the local paper, describing in great detail the dresses worn. See the posting: Jennie Danson's Wedding - 1920's Style
Fast forward to April 18th 1938 and my parents' wedding at St. Chad's Church, Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire - John Weston and Kathleen Danson on the left in this photograph with Edith Danson and Charles Weston their witnesses.
Post war austerity Britain was the setting for my only time as a bridesmaid at my uncle's wedding in December 1946. I am the little bridesmaid in what was a dusky pink dress. See the posting A Shivering Bridesmaid