• Short Summary

    Cilla Black and Bobby Willis have church wedding in Liverpool after registry office marriage.

  • Description

    No titles. Cilla Black's Wedding.

    Liverpool, Merseyside.

    At St Mary's Catholic Church in Woolton we see a car pulling up, bringing Cilla Black and Bobby Willis to the church for a second marriage ceremony after their registry office marriage earlier in the year. Crowds of people wait outside the church to see Cilla. She and Bobby get out of the car and are almost lost in the crowds of people. Cilla is wearing a fab white minidress with white ostrich feathers around the neck and cuffs plus white boots. They get to the church steps and wave to the crowds. Cilla kisses Bobby then they go inside. Police hold back the crowds.

    After the marriage ceremony Cilla and Bobby reappear on the steps, surrounded by people. Shot of their car leaving for the reception.

    Exterior shot of the Adelphi Hotel in central Liverpool. Cilla and Bobby arrive and walk up to the steps. They stand there with their families and wave to the crowd who wave back.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:45:34:00 / 01:46:52:00

Comments (2)

  1. Mjhmjh says

    "Really smashing" video. :-) Thank you, Britishpathé for making it available. I was amazed at how "posh" the news presenter sounds! I was a teenager in the sixties, but don't recall television presenters sounding in the least posh then. Yet more evidence of how the passing of time changes our perception.......

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  2. Adriennerennick says

    I don't think this was in 1969 I left St Mary's Ptimary School (Much Woolton) which was directly opposite the church in 1968. I vividly remember watching the wedding through the windows although the teacher then covered the windows with paper because we weren' t concentrating on the lesson. I would think it was more likely to be 1967 or even earlier.

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