Looking back through the museum’s extensive archives of the local area this month, I came across some photos of what had to be one of Surrey’s society weddings of the year.
115 years ago, on 6 February 1907, Miss Ethel Sophie Gresham Leveson Gower married Mr Edward Henry Liddell at the church in Titsey. Ethel was one of the very many children of Granville William Gresham Leveson-Gower, previously the MP for Reigate and the Deputy Lieutenant of Surrey, who lived at Titsey Place. Her husband was the son of the Very Rev. Henry George Liddell, chaplain to HRH Prince Albert.
The bride arrived in a beautiful horse-drawn carriage, in which the happy couple departed after the ceremony. The picture shows the departing guests in their wedding finery, a couple of very fine motor cars, and a policeman (no doubt for crowd control!).
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