Brilliant Society Wedding 1933

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Full title reads: "Brilliant Society Wedding. Brompton Oratory besieged, to see Miss Margaret Whigham - a radiant bride, who had nine beautiful bridesmaids - married to Charles Sweeney [sic]."

Brompton Oratory, Kensington, London.

Large crowds gather as bride and groom walk out from...



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  • The wedding took place on 21 February 1933.

    The title card spells the groom's name incorrectly, (it should be Sweeny), and it is therefore wrong in body text and tags. That fact confirmed here, as well as in many other sources.....

    jamied 17th May 2012
  • I hope he wasn't too disappointed when he saw it!

    British Pathé 10th Aug 2012

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