Local Folk

Preston Wedding 1908

By Elizabeth Wickstead

This is a wedding day photo of Sarah Powell & Alan Walter Scott taken in 1908, in Clermont Road, Preston Park.

Sarah was the daughter of  Robert Powell, who was a provision merchant of Gloucester Road, and Sarah Powell,nee Bishop.

I would very much like to know who the other people in this photo are. If anyone has any information I would be grateful .

Photo:Wedding group 1908 in Clermont Road

Wedding group 1908 in Clermont Road

From the private collection of Elizabeth Wickstead

Photo:This photo taken at the back of the Powell family home in 1908 shows Florence May Powell with her sister Edith Rose Powell standing at the bottom of the steps . Their mother Sarah Powell (nee) Bishop Sarah the eldest daughter stands at the top of the steps

This photo taken at the back of the Powell family home in 1908 shows Florence May Powell with her sister Edith Rose Powell standing at the bottom of the steps . Their mother Sarah Powell (nee) Bishop Sarah the eldest daughter stands at the top of the steps

From the private collection of Elizabeth Wickstead

This page was added on 19/12/2009.
Comments about this page

Re: Finding out who the others are. As the family appears to have some significant local standing, you may be lucky and find a newspaper report about that particular wedding. In the early 1900s, it was not uncommon to even find a report in the local newspapers listing which wedding gifts were given by attendees at the event.

By Roy Grant (08/08/2010)

Thank you Roy for your suggestion. I will follow this up when I can establish the exact date of this wedding. Sarah Powell was my aunt and my father George Robert Powell, born 1888 is the young chap near the top of the steps on the left with his hand on the wall .

By Elizabeth Wickstead (11/08/2010)

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