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Woolaston in the 1920s.


Woolaston 1920s

We know that the couple are called May and Ted and that the photo was taken at Woolaston, probably in the 1920s.

Thanks to H J Warren for researching this one and finding that they are "Edward Winter and May Cook - verified by Ethel Blake (nee Kingston)".

Thanks also to Dave Tuffley for adding (Feb 2008): "I think judging by the continous row of buttons on the tunic that the groom is in the Grenadier Guards Regiment. Each regiment has a different pattern of buttons on their tunics".

Jill Thomas (nee Winter) added (March 2008): "The photograph is actually my grandparents, Alice May Cook and Edward Alex Winter on the occasion of the marriage in August c1930. Ted was indeed in the Grenadier Guards and served in North Africa during the second world war, and was mentioned in dispatches. They lived in Church Lane Alvington and Ted was a valued employee of Watts Tyre and Rubber for many years. They had two children Edward (my father) and Ruth. When my grandfather died in 1987 a guard of honour made up of Guardsmen played the last post at the graveside. My grandmother passed away in 2002. They are buried together in St Andrews church in Alvington and a memorial bench is near the church door".

Ruth (Winter) Johnson added (March 2008): "My Father, the Grenadier Guardsman, Edward Alex Winter, later a Warrant Officer, was evacuated from Dunkirk and later served in North Africa and Italy He, and my Mother Alice may Cook were married at Woolaston Church on August 2nd 1930. Alice May was a Sister of Charles Cook with his Bride Violet Cranham, shown in the second Wedding Photo'. They had four other siblings namely Rose, George, Joe and Ruth. At the outbreak of WW2 May, along with her two children, Ted (Bream), and Ruth (Wakefield Yorks), came to Primrose Cottage Woolaston Common to stay with May's Parents Charles and Alice Keziah Cook. Charles and Violets children, Barbara (decd') and Charles Jnr. also stayed for a time  at Primrose Cottage along with George and Emily's children, Ken (Wimbledon) and Ray (Surrey).  Clifford Stinchcombe was the 7th Grandchild. What lovely memories of Woolaston the Grandchildren have, who have moved further away. I believe that my friends Heather and Hazel (Tamplin) are still in Woolaston". 

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