I’d like to introduce…

Edward George "Ted" Turner

Edward George Turner, known affectionately to his family and friends as Ted, was a kind hearted, gregarious, right jolly English gent, loved by all who knew him. He was born on the 27th of June 1911 at Blake Cottage, Horn Street in Winslow, Buckinghamshire, where his father was employed as head groom to Mr Gosling of Blake House.

And His Lovely Wife…

phyllis

Miss Phyllis Mary Collins, daughter of William Collins, publican of the George Inn in Winslow, which is where Ted met her one fateful day in the 1930s

Wedding Wednesday: Leonard Turner & Lorrie Esther Baker

Private collection of the author © Claire Butler 2011

The Wedding of Leonard “Frederick” Turner & Lorrie Esther Baker
6 September 1909
St. Mary’s Parish Church
Hoggeston, Bucks, England

Leonard was the son of Henry Turner and Louisa Smith, and Lorrie was the daughter of Henry Thomas Baker (the older man sitting) and Annie Imogen Emily Meadows (seated on the very left). Lorrie was one of seven daughters born to the couple, and it is said that when Annie finally gave birth to a son the bells were rung at the church to mark the momentous occasion :-)

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By 1909, Leonard’s mother and brother Frederick were dead, but his father had remarried and Leonard had two half-brothers. It’s possible they are amongst the men in the photo. Lorrie’s brother George and her youngest sister Rose were children at the time and are not pictured here, but the rest of her sisters are.

From left to right – Esther, Elsie (the oldest), the next two are Maggie and Dorothy ‘Dolly’ but I’m not sure who’s who, and Rose, age 9, is seated next to her father. Lorrie was the first of her sisters to marry.

(Wedding Wednesday is a daily blogging prompt suggested by Carol at Reflections From the Fence and hosted by Geneabloggers)

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3 comments to Wedding Wednesday: Leonard Turner & Lorrie Esther Baker

  • What a lovely wedding photo. I love the wonderful hats!
    Regards,
    Theresa (Tangled Trees)

    • Claire

      Thanks Theresa! The hats are wonderful, and I like to imagine they were all made by the mother of the woman seating on the left. She was a dressmaker with a little shop in Winslow.

  • It is a beautiful photo Claire, and the hats are amazing!

    A coincidence, my eldest brother’s wife is one of seven children, the first six being girls and the youngest a long-awaited son. He was also named George! :D

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