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Hetty and Willy Defries Silver Wedding

Happy faces dominate this home film, showing guests greeting Hetty and Willy Defries, who are celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary.

Amateur film 1959 5 mins Silent

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Even without a soundtrack, the jollity leaps off the screen of this short home movie from Redbridge. It records a 25th wedding anniversary – the cake is carefully framed – and features an almost endless parade of happy, smiling faces as the guests line up to congratulate the happy couple. Features some extravagant kissing, and good shots of décor and domestic fashions.