• Short Summary

    Traditional Northumberland wedding of Mary Cromarty and Able Seaman James Douglas.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Holy Island Wedding".

    Holy Island, Northumberland Coast.

    L/S of island. M/S of Parish Church of Saint Mary the Virgin. M/S of bride, Mary Cromarty and her father arriving at church. L/S of bell tower. M/S of Mary and her new husband, Able Seaman James Douglas leaving the church. A little girl presents Mary with a lucky charm horse shoe. There then follows are series of post-wedding traditional customs: a crowd watches as the bride leaps over a small rock ("the petting stone"), several men then fire rifles over the happy couple, they then walk through town scattering coppers for local children, finally plate with a piece of wedding cake is broken above the brides' head.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1065.19
    Media URN:
    37708
    Group:
    Unissued / unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    02/01/1941
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:37:54:00 / 01:38:56:00
    Canister:
    41/1

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    The wedding takes place at the Parish Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, on Holy Island.

  2. British Pathé says

    Thanks.

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