News: Very special visitors came to our Open Day
There were some special visitors to the June Open Day at The Weaver’s House. Maggie and Brian Morris surprised our volunteers by producing a photo of Maggie standing in the garden of The Weaver’s House on her wedding day in 1962.
Maggie lived in what was then 34 Court 3rd House, just behind The Weaver’s House, with her parents Wesley and Joy Collins. She lived there from 1958 until 1962 when she married Brian in the October. They were married in St John’s Church on Spon Street. The wedding dress Maggie is wearing in the photo was white and turquoise with the stunning full petticoat shape that was so fashionable.
In the original photo Maggie is standing with her father Wesley. 54 years later she stood on the same spot with Brian while volunteer Clare Chamberlain took their photo. Clare herself is descended from residents of the Weaver’s House who lived there in the early twentieth century. Truly a piece of family history!