The Past

The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.

L. P. Hartley   1895-1972 

Friday, 9 July 2010

Manchester Cathedral

This was where my great-grandparents were married on the 30th January 1871 - Manchester Cathedral.

Gosh - married in a cathedral !!!

No not grand - the cathedral served the area as a parish church and in those days they did "block weddings" - up to 30 couples could be married in one afternoon session - just like being on a conveyor belt.

The happy couple were immigrants from North Wales - James Whitford Francis and a good old welsh name Elizabeth Jones.

I wonder what they thought of the city after living near Mold ?



Shayla said...

It looks a nice old building.

Green Jeannie said...

How lovely you have been able to trace where they were married etc, my grandparents, well I wouldn't know where to start.......

I don't even know where they are buried which I find really sad.

No-one to ask now either.

On this happy note, I will leave! Have a good weekend! GJ

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