Tag Archives: Wedding Wednesday

Wedding Wednesday – Winchcombe/Day 1945

This is a lovely tinted photograph of William (Bill) Winchcombe and Frances Day on their wedding day 25th August 1945. He was the younger brother of my grandfather, Robert Winchcombe.


I presume this was taken at St Barnabus Church, Swindon.

Wedding Wednesday – Hacker/Hunt 1902

I love this photograph taken on the 7th October 1902 showing Alfred Benjamin Hacker and his new wife Elizabeth Hunt.


They got married at St Peter ad Vincula, the parish church of Broad Hinton, Wiltshire. For much of his life he was a master baker in the area, later joining the GWR as a plasterer in Swindon. They had 10 children, one of which was my maternal grandmother.

Wedding Wednesday – Benger/Young 1929

This way I’m joining up with Wedding Wednesday again. I’ve chosen a black and white photograph of my grandparents on their wedding day, 14th September 1929 at the Parish Church, Elson, Gosport.

benger young wedding

My grandmother kept a few souvenirs from her wedding day including  the parish newsletter, a silver shoe (perhaps from her bouquet or wedding cake) and a little card with their initials on.

Wedding Wednesday

I’m going to start a new weekly feature called Wedding Wednesday. Like many family historians I have lots of wedding photographs so this will be a great opportunity to feature some of my photographs and a bit about the people in them.

Alfred Hacker wedding

It’s a poor scan but it shows the wedding of one of my grandmother’s brothers where she was a bridesmaid (centre, above the bride) along with two of her sisters. I only have a couple of photographs when she was young so this is a very special photograph.