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Eileen's Wedding 31st October 1955; Joan's wedding 31st March 1956

Great period footage of two suburban London weddings in these family films from the 1950.

Home movie 1955 13 mins Silent

From the collection of:

Logo for London's Screen Archives


From the Lawford collection of home movies, this reel contains footage of two weddings – one in 1955 and the second, at St Andrew’s in Willesden, in 1956. It’s great to see how people acted and dressed at weddings at this time – a particular stand-out is the shot of four young men with huge quiffs deep in conversation. Also has nice scenes of children playing, couples dancing, speeches, confetti and cake-cutting.