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    Footage from the wedding of Dr Eric Fletcher's daughter at Westminster.

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    Dr Fletcher's Daughter's Wedding (Dr Fletcher - MP and Director of Associated British Pathe Corporation.)

    Titles read: 'St Margaret's, Westminster - 4th August 1962' - superimposed over shot of St Margaret's Church with Big Ben in the background. Closer shots of the church. Cut to a vicar and a man in morning dress walking down a path, away from a house in a leafy (countryside?) setting. They both get into a grey car and drive off. Crowds waiting outside the church to see people arrive for the wedding. Several shots of wedding guests arriving in their finery and chatting outside the church. Lots of feathered, flowered, and draped chiffon hats for the ladies. A few more clergymen among the arrivals.

    M/S of mother of the bride and bridesmaids in a garden. The bride comes floating out through the French windows in a white dress with long sleeves, high slash neck and a big bouffant skirt with a train, plus veil. Everyone admires her. (The poor bridesmaids' dresses don't fit very well.) Bridesmaids walking along a path to climb into a car. The bride follows with her father, Dr Fletcher, and they get into a car and drive off.

    Bride's mother and bridesmaids arrive at the church and pose for photographers. Bride and her father arrive, pose for pictures and walk into church. Exterior shots of the church. Crowds waiting outside. Several shots of the bride and groom coming out of the church and posing for pictures. Nice C/U of them smiling. They are joined by the bridesmaids and best man, then family members for photographs. The couple make their way through the crowds to their car and are driven off. Several shots of guests milling about and getting into their cars. L/S of Big Ben with the canopy in the foreground.

    C/U of sign: 'Savoy'. Bride and groom arrive and go inside, followed by other guests. Bride poses alone then with groom and other guests. Young vicar gives bride a kiss on the cheek. Bride and groom in suits say goodbye to guests then are driven off (honeymoon?).
    Titles: 'The End'.

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    British Pathé
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    01:39:44:00 / 01:53:12:00

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